Self-improvement emcompasses goals. Goals do not encompass self improvement. The distinction is that goals are finite. Self improvement never ends. There is no finish line. Whether I’m trying to have less body fat, get better at my job, or develop a greater tolerance for fear the same notion holds true – it will always be a work in progress; a climb to reach a higher personal altitude void of any finish line. Goals simply serve as landmarks to aid us in our climb.
Within this framework, I believe self-improvement means striving to create a new normal; one that is just a bit closer to our aspirational selves.
This thought came to me in the gym last week. I was frustrated because I …