The interesting thing about the quest to be better is that it’s a quest without an end.
Better is always in relation to something else, so the context matters a great deal.
And if you’re always looking to be better than you are, then even when you achieve the state of being better than you were when you first made that pledge, you now have to strive to surpass that.
Better is the foundation of a growth mindset, of constantly striving to improve.
The key, however, is striving to surpass yourself WHILE learning how to be happy with where you are right now.