The more you work at improving yourself, the more difficult it can be. If you want to grow, if you want to improve, if you want to “become more” – spend more time with Me. The time you spend with Me is when and where good and lasting human growth occurs. You cannot fix yourself in satisfactory ways if you are not close to Me. The world will lead you astray in your endeavors and goals, only to produce an unhappy, unfulfilled, and unrecognizable version of yourself. If you want to grow and improve, spend more time with Me. Consult Me. Pray for awareness and strength. And pray for the courage to forgive yourself – for condemnation and unforgiveness of self are the most unproductive and destructive things you can do.