As fellow blogger Scott over at "Yes, but still" http://yesbutstill.blogspot.com/ mentions in one of the comments here, your quest for self-improvement is something that must be dealt with on a daily basis.
You have to commit to being productive all the time--even if you don't feel like it on a given day.
When you're involved in something as complex as transforming your life from what it is to what you want it to be, taking it at anything less than total commitment will lead to frustration and several restarts.
If you wake up every day and compose in your mind what you stand for, what you want out of life, and why...and lay out a game plan that involves doing something every day to get you closer to your goal...that is the first step towards total commitment. Not when you feel like it, not when you remember that's what you should be doing... but daily.
After you've done this for a few weeks, you'll start to realize that you are getting to know yourself in a way you haven't felt before. Your decisions and actions as you go through the day will be the result of confidence in who you are, what you stand for, and where you're going.
Here's where it gets exciting...
as the process accelerates your daily routine of self improvement spills over into your actions, which begins to change you as a person, which leads your conscious mind to believe in what you're doing. And it's this conscious belief that closes the gap between who you are and who you want to be.
Once you've got that belief in place, then it's time to raise the bar even higher. And that is when the fun really starts.
Start today...write it down, feel it, act it...then you'll be it.
Now go jump start your day.