Origin of self-improvement
Related formsself-im·prov·a·ble, adjectiveself-im·prov·er, nounself-im·prov·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for self-improvement
Another said just the act of spending money on self-improvement made him determined to break out of his shell.
Education is a series of hoops to jump through, not a process of self-improvement or self-discovery.China’s Schools Teaches Kids to Take Tests, Obey the State, and Not Much More|Junheng Li|November 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When first genomics started, we figured the result would be self-improvement—literally.New Finding That Testing Could Identify Defects in Fetuses Is a Genetics Baby Step|Kent Sepkowitz|June 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“On the Limits of Self-Improvement”Vanity Fair, October 2007 There's an entire micro-economy based on the pursuit of betterment.
Forget Oprah—we should all be watching Pixar movies in our quests for self-improvement.
Education is prompted by reading circles, lectures, and societies for self-improvement.Aliens or Americans?|Howard B. Grose
Another writer has said that "the aim of life should be self-improvement, with a due regard to the interest of others."Your Mind and How to Use It|William Walker Atkinson
To rest human salvation on self-improvement and social reform, is legalism over again.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians|G. G. Findlay
Has the average worker time or thought for self-improvement and larger life?The Arena|Various
Kept in ignorance during the days of slavery his one great desire under freedom was for knowledge and self-improvement.The Hindered Hand|Sutton E. Griggs