I Am A Work In Progress

work in progress

One of the dangers of writing blogs, creating videos and recording podcasts about self-improvement is that you (and I) might come off as if I have it all figured out.  When you spend time telling people how to improve their productivity, the voice in your head will be screaming at you “You think you know it all!  You are a fake!”  It’s possible that other people are thinking the same thing.  So let me share a secret with you.

I am a work in progress.

I don’t have it all figured out.  There are still many days that I struggle to be positive.  There are lots of times I put off what I know I need to do.  I certainly have days (or even weeks) when I feel lost.  But having it all figured out is not really the point.  For me, at least, it’s about constantly working to get better than I was yesterday.

I share many of these truths on this blog because I have read them in books or listened to them in podcasts and they have resonated with me.  Sometimes my best source of content is simply a lesson I am personally currently struggling with.  Sure, there are times when I share things from personal experience.  But often, these come from mistakes I have made and want to improve from.

Like I said, I don’t have it all figured out.

But here’s the thing, most of us don’t.  Most of us, at least the ones that are aspirational, are just trying to do the best we can to be the best we can.  We want to do just a little better than we did the day before.  As Dave Ramsey would say “We are trying to live like no one else, so that some day we can live like no one else!”  And when we do that, I think most of us have “that voice” in our head nagging at us to tell us we are not good enough.

Stop listening to it.  Give yourself some grace.  You are not perfect.

We are all a work in progress.  And that’s okay.

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Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.