Are you constantly trying to improve yourself?
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Do most of your thoughts revolve around how you can become the ideal person you long to be?
- You want to be thinner, more fit, more healthy.
- You want to be prettier, with better skin, better hair, better nails, better boobs.
- You want your clothes to not only fit and flatter, but also tell the world how stylish you are.
- You want to be more successful in your career, respected and better paid.
- At home, you want to be a great cook, a talented decorator, a fun hostess, perfectly organized.
- You want a better relationship with your partner, full of intimate communication, great sex, and complete equality when it comes to money and chores.
- You want to be the wisest, most loved and trusted parent, and you want your children to be smart, confident, kind, and successful in every way.
I could go on, but I think you're already nodding in agreement. In every facet of your life, you want to improve, do more, have more, achieve more.
A desire for self-improvement is both a blessing and a curse. Many people accomplish great things because of their desire to be better, to be more. It is a natural human desire to grow, evolve, and thrive.
But this quest can also make you very unhappy.