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I Am Always Improving Myself

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    Always always always strive to be a better

    version of yourself. Evolve, grow, face your demons with your head held high...this is your LIFE and it's not here to stay, so get it together. Life gets overwhelming and it's easy to drown in the everyday struggles. Hard to explain why, but I look up to the sky and see the sun...
    NikkiTattooedHeart NikkiTattooedHeart 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 14

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    dksl14 dksl14 18-21, M 11 Responses Jan 13

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    Time For A Major Overhaul!

    I don't like myself much right now, I'm really not happy with anything, I just feel like I want to runaway and not deal with any of it, snag is you can't runaway from yourself. Everything feels wrong and I don't know how to make it right, I know it's partly about perception, when...
    Illiteratetroll Illiteratetroll 46-50 11 Responses Jul 15, 2013

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    Life isn't static, rather it's constantly

    flowing. My life is a constant work in progress. I don't ever expect perfection, I don't want it. I enjoy the triumph and struggle of self improvement. Working hard, being willing to step out if your comfort zones, expanding your knowledge and willing to challenge your thoughts...
    JustUhhhThought JustUhhhThought 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    shortbeauty96 shortbeauty96 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    3 solutions to every problem: accept it,

    change it, leave it. If you can't accept it, change it. If you can't change it, leave it.
    Kinggalxy Kinggalxy 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 20

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    I don't owe it to you to react positively

    when you mistreat me. I'm allowed to call you out. I'm allowed to be angry. It doesn't make me any less kind or positive.
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 5 Responses Aug 24, 2014

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    Only think of what you want .

    .. Energy flows where the mind goes ... Where the mind goes reality is waiting
    Bluesrain Bluesrain 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2014

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    It doesn't really matter

    who I used to be. All that matters is who I have become
    skipper596 skipper596 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    Embrace The Change...

    This is what I keep trying to tell myself, despite the fact that I worry about stupid things. I worry what people will think when I do certain things. I worry about the outcomes of things that haven't even happened yet.A little bit of nervous energy is sometimes a good thing. It...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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    I'm a constant work in progress.

    I'm always wanting to be a better person in every sense. I'm constantly learning for starters.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 3

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    PaolaRomana PaolaRomana 51-55, F 4 Responses Apr 16

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    It's been almost 2 weeks

    since I've smoked a cigarette. I didn't think I would be able to do it at first, especially without the use of nicotine patches or gum, but it's honestly very easy now. Week 3 here I come!!
    SarcasticBadger SarcasticBadger 16-17, M 7 Responses Jan 14

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    I'm loving personal development

    and growing myself.
    georgecy georgecy 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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    You only live once? False.

    You live everyday. You only die once. Don't let your fear of what could happen make nothing happen.
    mostdaysaregood mostdaysaregood 46-50, F 7 Responses Feb 22

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    In a world where everyone drowns themselves in

    poisons to mask the pain, I realize its easier to do bad... The real challenge is being good and LEARNING TO LIVE! #Positively :)
    92krosado 92krosado 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    emmanuel04 emmanuel04 31-35, M 6 Responses Jan 20

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    Happiness is not the absence of problems

    but the ability to deal with them.
    Kinggalxy Kinggalxy 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I am getting ready to run my first 5k!

    It's been a goal since I can remember and after lots of training and prepping I am ready! I have 4 kids so it's nice to do something for me for a change! Feels so good to be taking care of myself and it makes me a much better wife and mom!
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Apr 13

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    Floating

    I awoke this morning and felt the absence of my usual sense of wonder. I missed it.   In fact, I felt like crying.   Well, I don’t have anything against crying… but … the day was beautiful… did I really want to fill it with my tears?   And where were these tears coming...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    I am always left surprised by how the human

    brain and emotions work. Yesterday I was so depressed about my weight. This morning I got up early and went to a bootcamp class and it really made me feel better. It takes so much discipline to regularly exercise, but I realize now that it really rejuvenates body, mind and...
    SWZgirl SWZgirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    When I was younger I used to compare myself to

    other people, but as I've gotten older and adopted a new way of thinking, I only compete with myself. I want to be the best version of myself in all areas. Right now I feel like I am progressing wonderfully in all areas except some procrastination habits, and financially (which...
    NikkiTattooedHeart NikkiTattooedHeart 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 15

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    On My Road to Victory

    For the past 7 years, my life had been mostly a struggle, more so psychologically, as I had acquired a lot of fears which at the time I could not understand, let alone deal with. I was shy, anxious in just about any social situation, and eventually got depressed. I realise now...
    deleted deleted 26-30 19 Responses Jul 6, 2009

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    When you're one of those people

    who have been through a lot to the point where you weren't sure you'd make it, I've always been the one to make others happy even if I got nothing in return because I never wanted anyone to hurt the way I did, but now I'm dedicated to making myself happy and building myself back...
    Lai96 Lai96 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    Have you ever looked at your past pictures

    and say "WTF HAPPENED" ?? LOL.
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 17 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    How am I always improving myself?

    I do so by improving my relationships with others. I do so by building strong, healthy, lasting friendships. You are who you hang around.
    bubble83 bubble83 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 30

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    I tend to find that I'm usually quick to fire

    off a snarky answer, or start off with some sarcastic comment. In fact someone just asked me the other day, "Are you so mean because you're English?" (in my defense I'm generally not that mean; I just don't suffer fools too well). Anyway, the thing is it occurred to me that for...
    britman33 britman33 46-50, M 6 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Please take some time

    and do something you love today.
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 3 Responses Aug 24, 2014

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    I am on a constant journey of improving myself

    physically, mentally, intellectually and emotionally. Each day I become a better person.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 6 Responses Mar 25

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    I go to the gym. I read books.

    I design, and get a new tattoo. I think of a piercing to have.... Improvement and revision renewal, it is a cause!
    Catram21 Catram21 22-25, F Jul 30, 2014

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    I'm trying to be a more positive

    and generous person. <3
    samsahsincl samsahsincl 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Now its time for me to realize that,

    the more I think, the more I talk, the more I discuss and the more I remember him, the worse will be the chances of me overcoming my failure for my Crush. Come what may, Life must move on. So, this is a lesson to me and I will endure every consequence hereafter in my Life. I am...
    andiebaskerville andiebaskerville 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Never go back to an old love,

    no matter how strong it is. It's like reading a book over and over again when you already know how it ends.
    Kinggalxy Kinggalxy 18-21, M 8 Responses Apr 8

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    Euphorialbeauty23 Euphorialbeauty23 22-25, F Jan 3

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    Learn to appreciate what you have,

    before time makes you appreciate what you had.
    Kinggalxy Kinggalxy 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 3

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    How much of ourselves

    and our happiness do we give up to make a spouse happy? You say those vows "for better or for worse", but those vows do not even begin to touch on the many complications that can come up in a marriage. So the question of the day is, if making your spouse happy means making...
    NikkiTattooedHeart NikkiTattooedHeart 26-30, F 26 Responses Mar 3

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    By working on my research Stepping outside my

    comfort zones Initiating conversations with others Volunteering once a week Being grateful for things going well Finding the good when things don't go that great Taking things one day at a time...
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    As much i try to accept my self.

    .. A greater wall lies above.. Girls flirt and joke with me all the time.. Bur i find that i am the first person to backoff!! I really think i am missing life and i want to make a change to that but my only way is alcohol which sometimes may not be the best.. If u have any idea...
    Turks11 Turks11 22-25, M Mar 18

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    mstv1112 mstv1112 16-17, F Mar 16

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    but the truth is that I love the idea of

    improving myself and would love to be able to do that. But whenever I find myself in any kind of unpleasant situation, i don't see myself anywhere near improving my attitude or behavior! and most of the time it's painful and harmful for self.
    Kheya092 Kheya092 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 17

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    Hello, i love to make music,

    i want ur opinion, maybe u can check it out on soundcloud.com/vicoramone and let me know what u think, namasté!
    vicoramone vicoramone 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    harmonyh harmonyh 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    You know all the stupid stuff

    that gets you down? Don't let it. You are much better than that so started realising it now. Ignore and forget the cr*p. And just learn to enjoy every moment, like every moment in the present is simply the best. You can make it if you really want to.
    Euphorialbeauty23 Euphorialbeauty23 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    Fake friends are no different

    than shadows, they stick around during your brightest moments, but disappear during your darkest hours.
    Kinggalxy Kinggalxy 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Don't let your fear of the past affect the

    presence of your future. Live for what tomorrow has to bring, not what yesterday has taken away.
    Kinggalxy Kinggalxy 18-21, M Apr 4

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    It's been about two years

    now since I first realized I had a problem. It was my 2nd year in college and I was talking to a professor about my idea for my independent study. She had started making a few corrections and I started to cry and quickly excused myself from her office. I sat in my car crying...
    MissJazz MissJazz 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Nobody can go back and start a new beginning,

    but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
    Kinggalxy Kinggalxy 18-21, M 2 Responses