"Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life." -- John 5:24
It's a simple thought, but linger over it for a bit. In Christ, we leave death and enter life. The Gospel is not about "good people" becoming "better people." It's about dead people being graciously GIVEN life and learning to glorify God in, through, and because of that life.