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Most of us are continuously striving to be a better version of ourselves, and yet with time we realise that we do not really change, or even if we change the change is not as much as we wanted it to be.

If becoming a better person is something we want so desperately, then why is it so difficult to become a better person?

Do we really want it?

Most of us do not really want to be a better person. We want to believe that we want to be a better person, and that there is something that is stopping us from doing it. We try to find that something in our immediate environment – maybe we don’t have a supportive family, or maybe we don’t have the time, or whatever excuse we may like. But the hard fact remains that all these are mere excuses.

Every day we hear stories about people with little or no resources doing amazing things. I am sure our position is not as bad. In fact, on some level, we are satisfied with the way things are, and therein lies the problem.

Good, as they say is the enemy of great.

Wanting to to be a better person makes you feel good, and maybe, deep inside, you are satisfied with just that.

What is better?

Sometimes we read a good book, and want to become a great writer, or we watch our favourite sport and want to get good at it. These are nothing but day dreams, and most of us need to know what we really want to get better at. If we have spent all our life trying to become one thing, it is definitely foolhardy to suddenly take a break and start something new, isn’t it?

Are we ready to pay the price?

Everything comes at a price. If we want to become better individuals, we have to be ready to pay the price. The price will depend on the aspect of life we want to improve. The price could be in terms of stopping the things that you are doing now (like watching TV shows), and starting to do new things (like learning to play the guitar). Both of these are difficult tasks. Both of these require you to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. A comfort zone, by its very name, is a place where you are comfortable. Is your desire to become better so strong that you would want to get out of your comfort zone?

If you know the answers to the questions asked above, there is nothing, I am sure, that can stop you from doing it.

(Image courtesy: Avolore from sxc.hu)

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