I have always believed in the fundamental importance of nuance in thought. The world in which we live is far too complex for us to be satisfied with just answers. Unfortunately, the limited space of sections of this site does not allow me to describe, as I would have liked, all the ideas I present.
It would have taken several hundred pages, and I would have missed the purpose of this article, which is to provide you with practical tools and inspiration to help you achieve.
I therefore trust your intelligence to consider deeply my remarks and not believe that what I present is simple and easy: if it was, everyone’s wishes would come true already perfectly!
I would only qualify a subject on which I do not want people to misunderstand. And to introduce this subject, here is a very interesting quote from the Italian doctor Carlo Moiso, “The current social pathology is the feeling of inadequacy. One should always be up, always win, always succeed. Whoever fails to do or suffers a failure has become the “poor” […] Hence the modern depression, one that undermines our society. It reflects the conviction of being not enough compared to what we do, but compared to what could be done. […] This new guilt, not having been able to exploit an opportunity: you must complete all that you undertake.”
I agree with the finding of Moiso, but this finding is extreme. It makes a diagnosis on societal trends, but I think we should consider this diagnosis and not generalize. With an expression as continuous improvement, it would be easy to believe that my articles are based exactly on the critique of Moiso. But this is not the case, and here’s why. Continuous improvement is, of course, to get better results. But these results should be what you really are.
The quality of results is more important than quantity. Therefore self-realization also means to slow down, get to know oneself, and to reorient one’s activities and results to match what one really is, and not to follow the dictates of the consumer society.
Continuous improvement is therefore especially that you take steps to better yourself, in order to get more results that match your values, your interests, and to get fewer results that do not match these.
The goal is not to feel guilty because you’re not doing enough, but to be happy with what you have done because it was really important for yourself. You cannot achieve anything the first time round. That’s why I mentioned the importance of considering difficulties and failure as an important part of this process that allows you to live your life dreams, by and for yourself, in all authenticity.