Better Than Yesterday
Over my life there are different quotes, sayings, mantras, whatever you want to call them, the things that stick with me and I can recite over and over again to myself. The one that I tell myself and find myself sharing the most with people I come into contact with is to simply try to be better today than you were yesterday. To get better at anything, to improve, it usually isn't about big monumental changes, it is about the small incremental daily work and minor improvements. If each day you are the tiniest bit better than yesterday you are improving. Some days might be bigger steps forward than others, but if you are moving forward when you look back after a week, month, or year you can tell that you are in a better spot than you were.
If you are trying to get better as an individual, a team, a department, a family, an organization or a community - start small. The larger the group the more progress you make collectively as each person does what they can to make a small improvement.
Too often in our world today we are waiting on someone else to improve, they need to change so things straighten out for the better. The problem with that is we are all just sitting around staring at each other waiting for someone else to improve. If each of us took the initiative to figure out what we need to change, improve, or correct in ourselves we would be better off today than we were yesterday.
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