Practice and Process
Improv is practice and it's a process and we do those two things together live in front of an audience. It's why so many of us love it. You never know what's going to happen.
Improvisers are a community of practice and if that's the case there are times when we fail and when we succeed. We keep getting back up, learn, grow, and try again. Improv builds resiliency and self awareness. It highlights what is important to you and it's a microcosm for the bigger world off stage.
You know which players are givers in their real life based on their moves on stage. You also know who has some unresolved issues of their own life because improv is the ultimate truth serum. Without a script you are drawing from your real life and reacting to a moment in front of you. Some people thrive with this while others struggle.
In the end, we are all here to lift each other up. So be patient. Be gentle. Remember we are a community and we are always practicing to be better than we were yesterday.