The most effective people I know share at least one thing in common: they want to be better. They want to be a better mom or dad, a better listener, a better steward of their finances, a better friend, a better coworker, a better leader.
In other words, they not only want to improve – they know they need to.
I’m sure you’ve met the person who acts like they’ve already arrived and have stopped growing. It’s not a matter of age, whether you are young or old. It’s an attitude.
But maybe it’s even more than just an attitude.
As I’ve worked with people (and done my own fair share of soul searching), I’ve become convinced that this desire to improve is more a belief than just an attitude.
Do I believe I can be a better version of myself? Not a better version of someone else, but a better version of who I was created to be and to become. Is that something that I believe is possible?
Or, am I destined to stay the same – however good or bad that may be? This may be the result of complacency, but not always. While they are certainly lazy people, not everyone who stays the same is necessarily lazy. Their resistance to change may be the result of a lack of confidence or the imprint of a parent.
In the end, each of us must ask ourselves a simple question: Do I care enough to change?
Do I value my marriage or my children enough to do something different if what I’m doing isn’t working? Do I care enough about my coworkers to stop repeating harmful patterns of behavior? Is my desire to honor my Creator stronger than my desire to stay the same?
I believe each of us have a better self within us. It may be hard for you to imagine, but it’s there. With the help of God and others, you can find it. Even more so, you can begin today the journey of becoming a better you.
Experience and Background
- Professor at Warner University
- masters in business administration (mba)
- presenter at the WFX National Conference
- former president, Church Planters of the Rockies
- helped start 2 for-profit tech companies
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