Acknowledging Our Flaws

Sometimes we realize things about ourselves that we just don’t like. For example, when someone points out to us that we could be more caring, or we need to listen more, or we are too judgmental, that is something that is very hard to hear. No one likes hearing that. The reason we don’t like hearing that is because it makes us feel bad about ourselves. We think, “I’ve been acting like this and it’s negative, therefore there must be something wrong with me.” However, I’d like to encourage you to take these realizations and change them into a positive. It’s not easy! We have to accept the fact that we are not perfect, but rather than dwelling on past behavior, we need to focus on the present and the future. Once we realize something about ourselves that could use some improvement, it is actually our obligation to try to change it. We no longer can hide behind the excuse that we are oblivious. I’d like to challenge you to find something about yourself today that could use some improvement. Try to take a small step towards making yourself a better person–it can be as simple as changing how you think, approaching a conflict in a new way, or taking the time to see how you affect others. And of course, let me know how it works for you!

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