I used to need to explain, and explain, and explain again.
Now I cut to the chase, more than before, with less explanation. (Better than we used to be = success.)
The 1st feels timid, dependent, and a sense of giving up my power, in an unhealthy way.
The latter feels so goood, confident, and bold, in a healthy way. (Growing is grand:)
I'm curious about you, too, and your successes.