This is a great self improvement article. That's because other than a bunch of mamby-pamby feel good stuff, this tells you the harsh truth : It's what you do, not what you feel, or think, or are inside. Your intentions don't matter if you don't do anything about them. This got me really thinking about what I do... and what I should keep doing. There's a silver lining to this harsh truth: don't put up with critics. If you're doing something and you love it, don't give up. Someday, you will improve. Nothing's in vain until YOU decide that it is.