I hope you answered yes to that question..
How many of us can honestly admit our flaws? How often do we take time to seek our flaws and work on them as much as we do with our strengths just to brag about them? Admitting your flaws to yourself can be one of the most hurtful things to do. At times, the rude awakening comes when someone we love points them out. When we see the ugliness of ourselves, we get defensive and think people are judging us. I’ve been guilty of this before; we all have.
My concern is that we are so busy trying to portray the best image of ourselves, altering reality, that we lose the whole sense of our humanity. Being able to admit our shortcomings has its benefits:
- we lose the desire to please people with the false idea of perfection.
- we challenge ourselves to work on those flaws to be better versions of ourselves, while not seeking perfection. (If that makes sense)
- we stop being defensive, because it is tiring.
- we accept that being superhuman is unrealistic.
- we find inner peace!
- we become more productive when our minds are focused on more important things.
- we can share our experiences with others, empathizing, which makes us more approachable and relatable.
- we lose the selfish habit of focusing on ourselves, so we can focus on those we love.
Don’t get so caught up in chasing perfection, that you don’t realize that you’re a horse chasing a carrot on a string.
In case that didn’t sink in, chasing the carrot means you’re chasing something that is out of your reach. Perfection is unattainable.