My colleague, Natalie, and I were having our regular end-of-day text exchange (she works in NYC and I'm in Chicago), and I said I hoped she felt better soon as she'd been under the weather. She said “I hope to be a better version of myself tomorrow.” And then quickly followed it with “an everyday goal”.
And it really is.
What more concise and appropriate goal is there in the journey of self than incrementally bettering oneself each day? As it also allows you room to grow - if you didn't meet your own expectations in a circumstance or with a reaction today, try to do better tomorrow.
A bit like John Wayne’s epigraph:
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.