It’s not always easy to progress…
Sometimes progression comes in leaps and bounds, as when learning something brand new…
Other times, it’s a long hard road to becoming good at something, as when practicing your musical scales for the millionth time.
The idea behind progression, and all self-improvement in general, is that you are always looking forward to how something can be made better.
It is an intrinsic value. The reward must come from within oneself to have true progression. People tend not to progress very far when all they have are rewards from the outside. No one can ultimately be pushed to greatness without the desire to do it in the first place.
How one gets this internal motivation is a different story altogether, but this forms the basis of how we must think about progression.
We must also think about how progression is part and partial of a community at large. One not only progresses with oneself and in one’s mind, but also in the context of the world around you. The people and the things that make up your surroundings.
So while progression comes from an intrinsic motivation it is ultimately produced, or is seen to be fruitful, in your surroundings. A teacher helps a person learn, a mechanic fixes a car, a painter produces a work of art. The person’s work produces something in the world, in reality.
It is within this mindset that I begin to discuss the possibilities of progression. How we can achieve more in our lives. How we can view our history in more favorable terms, and how we make the most of our lives.
It is also within this mindset that I will discuss progression in real terms with real examples of people who have greatly affected the world around else. We all have the ability to greatly affect the world we live in. It is at once that we begin to make this realization that we can see how far we have progressed and how much further we can truly go…