Bit of Happy #52: Improve and Progress

24 Nov

“Let us strive to improve ourselves, for we cannot remain stationary; one either progresses or retrogrades.”
-Mme. Du Deffand

Improvement. Growth. Progression.

Deterioration. Diminish. Retrogression.

Which set of words do you perceive more valuable? More desirable to attain? I think it goes without saying which will lead to a more meaningful life. And with this thought in the forefront, what will be your next move?

I try to reflect. And reflect often. On my everyday actions. On the way I treat loved ones. On how I approach those who may be difficult to get along with. And by reflecting, what does one gain?

Well, I believe one can improve him or herself. By striving to improve on certain actions, habits and perhaps, your overall character, you progress. You move forward. You learn. You grow. It is impossible to remain stationary in life. Either you move forward or you move back. Either you progress or you regress. And maybe improve isn’t even the right word. But I believe that if we strive to be the best we can be, inside and out, we will become a better person. We shine positivity onto to others. We live out the life we desire.

I came across this quote a few days ago and fell in love with the truth invested in the words. I think we can all take something from it, and at the very least, consider reflecting on what we ultimately want out of life and what we need to work on to achieve that.


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