If we do not engage in self improvement, our lives will not stagnate, they will disintegrate. Life constantly gives us new challenges. If we fail to grow, we will flail in these uncharted waters. If we persist in our bad habits, they will chip away at us - one lazy day, one forgotten night, one high afternoon at a time. You don't have to be perfect now or tomorrow or ever , but without a hope or intention for the future, it will slip away before you know what you have.