Theoretical idealism means nothing when it comes to actually being there in the moment.
So, talks of this and that, which includes self-improvement, improvement of the community, family, or environment and ultimately world etc., can only come from being CONSCIOUSLY-aware in the moment and acting upon it.
Being consciously-aware in the moment; Examples and how one can better utilize this.
Is it wrong to be instinctively and intuitively driven?
Developing better instincts and intuition; Yes, your gut can be wrong if you were poorly trained.
Difference between having abilities and HONING one's abilities.
Self-control and self-discipline only finds its benefit through in-the-moment conscious-awareness and utilizing the focal-awareness, resp. the conscious-consciousness to its full potential.