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We got a comment on one of our social media posts the other day.

“Self improvement is for losers” it said.

Which we’ve had a fair amount over the years.

Or similar.

Which is interesting.

We get it.

To a degree.

The media has created this perception of self improvement being for people who struggle with life.

Maybe standing in front of a mirror telling ourselves “You’re a strong, confident woman”.

Or “You’re a tiger. Roar! Go get em’ Champ”.

Maybe being for people we consider to be “less than” us in some way trying to just do what we consider to be the basics.

But, if we’re not self improving, what are we doing?

At best, standing still.

More likely getting worse.

Slowly slipping backwards over time.

Self deterioration if you will.

I’m not one to use such labels personally.

Not the way I roll.

But if I was going to put it either way round, I’d put self improvement down as being for winners…………….

And self deterioration for losers.

“It’s the other way round mate” I could say.

But I won’t.

Everyone is entitled to run their life how they like.

No right or wrong.

But, as I often do, I’ll continue to suggest ways of seeing things that we might benefit from questioning.

Wanting to get better at something makes someone a loser?

Cristiano Ronaldo a loser for wanting to get better at football?

Serena Williams a loser for wanting to get better at tennis?

Chris Pratt a loser for wanting to get better at acting?

You get the point.

Improvement is, in my humble opinion at least, a good thing.

Ultimately, only you, your self, can improve you.

We can help.

And will.

If you let us.

But self improvement is the only way to get better at anything and stop self-deterioration.

Much love,

Jon ‘Selfie’ Hall

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.