Being Better

If you want a good laugh, listen to something you said years ago, read something you wrote, or check out any other creative or opinion piece from your past. If you don’t laugh, you might be dismayed to find you once thought, believed, or did that. If you find it to be exactly what you would do now, there might be a problem. The reason this could be an issue is it might signify no improvement, not betterment.

Each of us should be better than we were at whatever it is we do. We can not and will not ever arrive at perfection in anything in this life. We should be ever striving to improve. The level and amount of improvement is not as significant as the fact of improvement. There is an old saying, “Improvement counts, not matter how small.”

However someone feels about Brett Favre playing football this past year for the Vikings, he had his best statistical year ever after 18 years in the NFL at an age few even make it to as a pro football player. He has had a Hall of Fame career, he holds many NFL quarterback records, and he is a millionaire many times over. Still, he is working to improve and be better.

So the question we must ask is, “what are we doing to be better?” Whether it is reading, asking questions, evaluation, practice, or some other form of learning, we should be using every opportunity we can to improve who we are and what we do.

What are some things you are doing to be better?

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