Winning the daily war within

I have internal demons. To ease the burden of these demons, I imagine that everybody has their share. Even if not true, believing it to be makes it easier to accept that I have demons. But deep down, I know I must fight mine every day.

Every. Single. Day.

My number one demon is complacency. It is a trap for my ego, to believe that I am doing my best, that there is no room for improvement.

When I am candid with myself, I know I can do better than I have before. I know that I have let myself be held back, whether by laziness, fear of change, a desire to appreciate the distance I have traveled or to avoid the hard work that lies ahead. But when I give into complacency, I stop trying to be better.

Not everyone battles complacency. Those that do not are trying, every day, to get better. I know that if I give into complacency, they will pass me by or increase the distance by which they lead me. I hate that.

Each day is a choice. Do I let complacency win? Or can I be just a little bit better today than I was yesterday. Improvement is a choice. My choice.