Being a “Work in Progress” is Actually a Good Thing, Here’s Why

Welcome to the self-improvement club

Brandon Bell


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Doing the same thing every single day can get exhausting.

We tend to shake up or lives every now and then but it’s not enough.

Something always feels like it’s missing, are we really doing the right thing?

Life starts to become repetitive when trying to improve ourselves. It usually takes us a long time to build in more productive routines in our lives. Or it can get tiring when working on our dreams every day and not seeing any results.

Whenever we talk to our friends we describe ourselves as a “work in progress.” Letting them know that we are trying to become better people but it’s taking us longer than we expected.

Self-improvement is persuasive, it’s crazy to think that hearing a few words from a motivational speaker or an audiobook can have the ability to change our lives instantly when in reality it only changes for that specific moment.

If you’re constantly working on yourself for the better then you shouldn’t be ashamed of calling yourself a “work in progress,” for the rest of the article we’ll refer to this term as WIP.

It’s possible to become a more productive and happier person but it’s impossible to be perfect. Even some people who you may consider to be perfect don’t refer to themselves as perfect because they know that it’s impossible.

You’re on this journey alone, you may have a few friends or members of your family to help you along the way but it’s going to take some courage. Stop looking at being a WIP as a bad thing and use it as motivation to transform yourself.

It may take a while for you to reach your peak but there are some things that you can keep in mind when being a WIP.

You will never be perfect

Trying to be perfect is not a good goal to have, it only leads you into more self-hate. Many people can respect you for having these standards for yourself but they’ll also display your doubt for you as well.

Everyone knows that it’s impossible to be perfect, you have to become close to it, but even that is a little…



Brandon Bell

A young adult who’s writing is geared towards self-improvement and self care. “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”