“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows”

—Ralph Marston

We all wish for a better life. As humans we tend to compare our life with our companions. Drawing comparisons is a norm and habit that we as a society have formed. Mostly these comparisons become a reason for regret and misery in our life. With the advent of social media sites and online networking sites. Our radius and intensity of drawing comparisons has even gone high and reached a new extent. This has caused many mental health issues amongst the masses. People are suffering from anxiety, depression and other complex mental health issues. One of the major reasons for the downfall of our mental health issue is drawing comparisons. This happens because we are unable to achieve our own goals and fulfil our dreams. Which results in drawing comparisons from others who achieved success or happiness in life.

Why we fail to achieve a better life

If having a better life is key to success, satisfaction and happiness. Then why are we unable to get the desired results, is a big question.

We all seek for improvement in life. But rarely we are able to achieve our goals. The reasons seem quite clear, that as individuals we mostly live in our bubbles or are very vague about our future plans. Even if someone has a goal or objective in his/her head, knowing the path, the possible obstacles and the will of achieving something is very important.

We often look at others’ success, life, luxury and achievements. But barely focus on their struggles and hardships. When drawing comparisons, we never forget to compare the fortunes but never focus on one’s journey. If we start focusing and acknowledging an individual’s hardships and struggles, we will definitely understand what it takes to become successful in any phase of life or career.

What You Do Today Can Improve All Your Tomorrows
What You Do Today Can Improve All Your Tomorrows

As they say Rome wasn’t built in a day. A person’s growth or personality is not formed overnight. Be it a business, a relationship, an invasion or goodwill of a person everything takes time. There is a lot of work that goes behind the scenes. To us it’s a wonder, luck or jackpot but the process takes its own good time.

How we can make things work

If there are problems there are solutions too. We have issues, problems and a lot of obstacles in life but to achieve success one needs to understand that it’s a holistic process. If we grow, improve ourselves over a period of time we will grow automatically in any field or phase of life. Small habits, daily tasks, continuity is the key. The compounding effect of our habits or routine should not be taken lightly. Each day, each month, each year adds up in our personal and professional growth. On the surface level the daily or weekly growth may not appear or be very insignificant in nature. But in the long run these tiny bits matter the most. This creates a difference between an average person and a successful person. Daily habits and continuity are big factors and a sure shot deal breaker for an individual’s growth or improvement.

Our Perspective on Improvement

You may read tons and tons of self help or self improvement books but remember that only ‘you’ can help yourself. We are not saying that the books are of no use. In Fact there are some great self-help books that can be a life changer for an individual. But these books are only a guide, a manual of how to understand things better or how to deal with them in a better manner. Just reading self-improvement books will not improve your life. It’s just like having the best gym equipment but not using them and hoping for a body transformation. You need to get out of your comfort zone and work for a better future. The work you put in today will benefit you tomorrow. Today’s hardships and struggles will shape your tomorrow. So don’t wait, take a step forward today to improve your tomorrow.

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