Yes, he cleaned up nicely not because I made him but because he wanted to be a better man for himself, for me, and for his family. I just helped him along the way. So I didn't polish a piece of shit, I shined a diamond in the rough.
I can and will help, but you'll need to put in honest effort or you'll never make any progress. The climbing never stops. You can only chose in what direction and in what way you climb, but the only time you stop is when you die.