Yes, we all thought you were talking about God.
i understand that some believe people will be saved in spite of themselves....but any christian....from fundy to conservative believes that repentance is a vital key to a relationship with G-d.
But then again, self improvement is a worthy goal. As a Christian, do you believe you can improve yourself without God's help? Not asking to be pointed, but because in my Christian days the idea was often suggested that without God we could do nothing.