When you're driving down the road and you see a construction site, you're supposed to slow down and be cautious of the work being done. This is also true when you feel yourself growing as a person. You're a work in progress. Basically meaning, your roads are being dug up, drilled in, and shoveled out, so that a new road can be paved, or a new building can be structured in its place.
I've heard the expression, "I'm not where I wanna be, but I'm not where I once was." This proves that you're being worked on. If I look back on my life, I'm definitely not the same person I was 10 years ago. I'm better. I have more substance to me. Things make more sense to me now, than they did back then. However, I'm not done growing. There's still so much for me to learn. There's so many questions that I still have. I try my best to eventually be THAT person one day. But I know it's not an overnight process. Self growth tends to be a slow and tedious project. Little by little, parts of my old self are being chipped away, but new growth is taking its place to build a new me.
Usually when you try to improve yourself, getting started is often the hardest part. Mostly because you're treading into new territory and change isn't always easy. Just like riding a bike without training wheels. It's often a scary experience, but once you get going, the possibilities are endless. You get to venture out to see things you normally wouldn't. Does this mean you never hit a rock and fall over? Does it mean that you always reach your destination with no scrapes or bruises? Absolutely not! We're bound to fall, but we have to get back up on that bike and keep going if we plan on making it there. If we don't, then we FAIL instead just FALL.
I'm a work in progress. I fall. I bleed. I've come a long way already, but I know that I'm not there yet. So I have to keep going. And as I keep on, things get a little easier to the point that it's constantly repetitive. Then I can look back and see where I came from, and see the progress that's already been made, and use that as my motivation to get to my destination.
"Though I think and speak of greater becoming, I, too, am an infinite work in progress." --T.F. Hodge