John 3:3 (ESV)
3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again[a] he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
John 3:3 Or from above; the Greek is purposely ambiguous and can mean both again and from above
Born again. Born from above. Regenerated, made a new creation. That’s the only way to heaven. There’s not a lot of ambiguity here.
Do you think you can recreate yourself with no outside help? How about with just human help? Seems to me that with human help you get human results, and Christ wasn’t talking about human results.
Think about it. Have you allowed the Holy Spirit to come and change who you are in the way Christ talks about it? Not just a little change, but a radical, all encompassing change. Change from the kingdom of God, not from human condition.