Improvement that comes too quickly is easily taken for granted.
When we do not have to work for our progress, when it comes to us without much effort, we begin to believe that we deserve it.
We begin to see ourselves as special, when we may simply be lucky.
Having to struggle for improvement keeps us humble.
Having to fight for whatever progress we experience, makes us appreciate it more than when it simply comes to us.
This does not mean that we should seek to struggle where it is not necessary to do so.
But, we should not lose sight of the fact that improvement is not promised to us.
It is earned through effort, sacrifice, and persistence.
Even when progress comes to us easily, we must not assume that it is something owed to us.
We must remember that even the opportunity to improve at something, especially if it is something we enjoy, is a luxury.
While we strive to improve, others are struggling just to survive.