Quotable Check In #7

self-improvement isn't about trying to become someone you're not. it's about becoming the best version of yourself. - t. h. russo

As we head toward 2016, you've probably already started thinking about your New Year's resolutions like:

I'm going to start eating healthy. I'm going to write a book. I'm going to go to the gym everyday. I'm going to stop giving my kids soda. (insert your own resolution here).

But like the saying goes, nothing was built in a day. 

Or was it just Rome.

Especially towards the start of the new year, there's a sense of mass energy in the air demanding change as well as a need to renew one's self. And that solidarity got everyone trying to turn a new leaf.  

But why?

I've always found myself asking that question as people ask me, "What are your New Year's resolutions?" Finding it a waste of time to ask back cause I know that by the time it hits February, folks have already fallen off the bandwagon and settled back into their comfort zone.

And hey, I'm guilty of that too. 

That's why if you're trying to improve yourself know that it's not going to happen by the press of a microwave button. It takes time. Like a crockpot slowly cooking some turkey necks and greens. 

If you want to become the best version of you, take the time to really see the parts that you want to improve on. Don't let it be the answer to someone else's question. Improve yourself for yourself. The town may have loved Rocky, but Rocky believed in himself to do better in order to be better #hitthatRockypose


What part of yourself are you trying to improve on?


Reflect and/or write what part of yourself that you need to accept in order to improve. 

Here's my reflection for solidarity:

I’m awkward and that’s a factual trait that I’ve been aware of since I was a youngin’. From lingerin' to creepin', my awkwardness ain't got no type of chill. But now as an adult, I can make moves to at least upgrade it so that I’ll still be able to live life, meet new people and be a part of diverse experiences. I’m awkward. I’m acknowledging and accepting it so that I don’t use it as a crutch anymore or see it as a bad habit.

Feel inspired? Want to share? Be a part of the conversation in the comment section below.