What do you do when your roots have dissolved and broken down
And the soil that you grew in when you were small
Has become nothing more than dirt in some dirty town
When you list all the qualities that you despise
And you realise
You’re describing yourself
—Marillion, “The Rakes Progress”
What makes a plan a radical self improvement plan and not just an ordinary self improvement plan? It should be bold, sudden, and out of the ordinary. Don’t be afraid to burn the ships and the bridges down. It shouldn’t be easy, and maybe it shouldn’t even be possible, to return to the old comforts and safety of a previous life. When you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see staring back at you, it’s time to change and to change completely.