I just saw this great post by my blogging friend Jonathan Hilton:
Take some time today to make sure that you are better than you were yesterday. Don’t worry about being the best in the world at what you do. That is subjective anyway, who is to say what is greatest? Compared to yourself there is not debating that you are better or worse than you were yesterday. Physically, spiritually and mentally improve just a fraction of a percent and you are on your way to being the best you that you can be.
I love this a lot, and I really think it is the key to a happy and fulfilled life. And by improving ourselves we improve the world around us.
The reality is that we will all make mistakes. We will all stumble and fall. All we can do though is try to do better. And this is true in all aspects of life – friendships, relationships, work, society.
We can recognise where we have failed, or would do things differently, learn from it, and make an intention to do better next time.
I love that life is so full of opportunities to help people, and that includes helping ourselves first so we can better help those around us.