“For he who does not know he has sinned does not desire correction; you must discover yourself in the wrong before you can reform yourself.” – Seneca
When we set out to improve ourselves, we have to have some idea of what we are improving and we also have to have a plan on how we are going to make those changes.
Just as we wouldn’t start trying to repair a leaking pipe without actually knowing where the pipe was leaking from and having a solid plan about how to fix the problem, we should approach making ourselves into the best versions of us that we can with the same attitude.
We have to be comfortable with our short comings, familiar with our weaknesses. We might be afraid that being open about the areas we are falling short will make us appear weak, and to some that might be the case but in reality, being open about our weaknesses allows us to work on them better and we appear more secure. Even if we’re not.
Bringing the things we want to work on into the foreground makes them an area of focus. As we improve in one area we can re-evaluate and find new weaknesses to focus on.
We can do this for the rest of our lives.
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