The most productive, fulfilling life you can live will be one where you change before you have to. Where you purposefully make changes to live the God-honoring life you were created for.
2 Corinthians 3:18 New Living Translation (NLT)
18 So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.
We have to become more and more like Him and less and less like ourselves.