Self-Improvement

by Scott Hughes

Some people may ask, why self-improvement? The answer comes in two parts. Firstly, we all want to improve. Secondly, if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.

By definition, we all want to improve ourselves and our lives. We want to live happier and more fulfilling lives. We not only want to feel like good people, but we also want to feel like better people. We want to get better on a constant basis. Nobody wants to waste their life. We all want to succeed as best we can.

Of course, people fail to improve their lives and themselves, out of laziness, feebleness, and procrastination. Nobody will improve you for you, and nobody could anyway. Your improvement depends on you. You have to do the work. If improving oneself did not consist of work, then everyone would do it. However, it consists of work, and you have to do that work to improve yourself.

Of course, you can enlist the indirect assistance of others. For example, at AA meetings people who each have a personal problem come together to help keep each other on track, and motivated to change. Nonetheless, a person can only escape alcohol addiction through their own decision and continuous determination. It works the same with all forms of self-improvement.

Although self-improvement can involve hard work and determination, in the long run it pays off. In the long run, you benefit more than you lose. For example, you may not enjoy exercising now, but the later pleasure of your own physical fitness more than compensates for the work.

You can choose to improve yourself. Or, you can lazily decide to remain stagnant or even worsen. For example, you can choose right now to watch less TV. You can choose to eat healthier. You can choose to fight off your addictions, whether alcohol, anger, drugs, shopping. You can choose to go to Alcoholics Anonymous, an anger management class, a drug class, or some other self-improvement group. You can choose to save your money instead of spending it on needless junk.

Warriors understand that if they want better lives they have to make their lives better. Warriors happily take on self-responsibility. Warriors devote everything they have to making themselves and their lives better, as well as helping their friends, families, and communities. Whether you consider yourself a Warrior or not, use self-improvement to make your life better and to become an asset to your family and your community.

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