Motivation Post:You Are A Work In Progress

“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously” – Sophia Bush

Here’s your daily dose of motivation: you are a work in progress!

I do not want to seem confusing, I want it to be understood that for me, Sophia’s quote means that we need to understand that we are where we want to be in life but that does not mean we are not where we should be for now.

There are many times in life you may feel like you should be further than where you are based on societies norms and rules. However, there is no set time to complete anything.

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Stay motivated, stay determined and most importantly continue to be strong willed because each path is different with multiple finish lines in life.

Understand that working on yourself does not mean you are not great at other things.

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Individuals may do well in their career aspirations but struggle to build social supports. You must realize that being a “work in progress” speaks volumes to others about the level you hold yourself to!

Quote "You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously" Sophia Bush. With a pink flower on a white board.

I had a co-worker who actually said they had nothing they wanted to work on to better themselves. You should never get to a point in your life, where you feel you have no room to grow in any areas. You not only stagnate yourself but also limit your mindset to where you are in that time.

What is something you would like to work on? What is something you have mastered lately?

60 thoughts on “Motivation Post:You Are A Work In Progress

  1. I agree with that quote and will use and remember it henceforth. It is hard not to compare yourself to friends and contemporaries when you feel you should be farther than where you are. I try to remember Ecclesiastes : “a time for everything” and “the race not being to the swift…” Even worse as a woman when society/culture is hinting or outrightly preaching marriage at all costs and making you feel inferior for being unmarried. Sigh.

  2. I definitely need to work on learning to say no to things and being confident in my decisions. You’re completely right, we should all have things we want to work on for ourselves, even if they seem tiny, there’s always room for improvement!

  3. This is a lovely sentiment. I think there is a strong pressure in out culture to be perfect and not make mistakes, which can prevent us from moving forwards and trying new things. It can also lead us to unfairly criticise ourselves and compare ourselves negatively with others. I wrote about this here:

    I’ve always liked this affirmation:
    ‘It is good and safe for me to express my abilities, for through me the universe is expressing itself’

  4. Hi Jess! This is actually one of my favorite quotes and I totally agree with you. We are created beautifully by God and that we just have to learn how to reach our full potential. We are all masterpieces and it is important to try and give our best every day.

  5. This is so inspirational! Especially this time of the year when it’s so easy to give up on yourself. I want to work on patience next year – I am so bad at it. I always try to remind myself of a caterpillar – if it didn’t have enough patience, the world would never know the beauty of a butterfly! 🙂

  6. I agree with everything you wrote. Life is a continuous learning process. There is something new we discover everyday! If there was something or some aspect in my life that I would like to improve is my photography skills. I have been thinking of taking classes next year.

  7. This post is so motivating. It really made me think of self-worth. Life is all about learning. We were not born into this world with an instruction book so every experience is put in place to hone and mold us into the person we are destined to be.

  8. Amazing post. I like you how mentioned that Working on yourself doesn’t mean that you aren’t good at other things. I needed to hear that. I’m currently trying to work on making less excuses and empowering myself to do the things I’m a afraid of.

  9. This is such an inspirational and motivational blog post. Reminding yourself that you’re a masterpiece and at the same time a person who’s capable of further improvements can really boost your self-confidence. Thanks for this wonderful share 🙂

  10. I love striving to learn and grow even at my age, which is long past a spring chicken. Even still, I do think I’m still a work in progress. Thank you for the inspiration.

  11. Such an inspirational and motivational post. Especially poignant during this festive season when so many can get despressed and have self doubt.

  12. These are delightful and inspiring quotes. It makes me feel that I am doing the right things. It is uplifting actually.

  13. I do think we should always be working on ourselves, whether in our career ambitions or even in our hobbies. Sometimes it’s going for that promotion and others, it’s making time to enjoy something simple like catching up on a good book or discovering new music.

  14. Really, societal norms make it hard for many people in our time to see themselves as a work in progress. And it is also very important to not hit a Plateau in one’s personal development space.

    Thanks for sharing your awesomeness in this post. I feel refreshed.

  15. Nice post! I want to work on being nice and positive towards everyone. The other night my friends and I were talking about how one of our other friends never hangs out anymore. What I wish I would have said was that maybe she is not feeling well lately and that we should give her another chance or just something positive towards her instead of agreeing with them. Thanks for this in our Ginger post!

  16. Needed to hear this. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with so much happening around us that we forget to remind ourselves that we’re great. With age comes growth (mentally, physically, spiritually!).

    Thanks for reminding us to stay positive xoxo

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