I like to think that I’m a confident individual. I’ve got my shit together, I know what I want to do.
Sure I hesitate as I venture into the unknown, but I am confident.
Confidence is a powerful tool when used correctly. And the best way to use it is to use while recognizing the flaws that we have in life.
Despite the work that I’ve done, I’m still living at my parents place with not much to show.
To this day I still struggle at times with launching things outside of my comfort zone.
I’m still chubby despite my best efforts to improve my health.
The list can go on and on.
I Am Flawed
We are all flawed in some way shape or form. Whether it’s aspects of ourselves that contradict where we want to go, or simply a trait.
There will always be flaws in our lives. Some sort of weakness that we have.
And yet, it is one of the most important things to recognize in our lives.
The reason being is that our own flaws make us into who we are today. Whether we make the occasional slip up, or perhaps we are far too expressive in our emotions, these are things that make us into who we are.
And that is nothing to be ashamed about.
To accept and embrace our flaws is to accept a part of ourselves. To deny it is to ignore that part of ourselves and makes our confidence more along the lines of arrogance.
Now, being flawed doesn’t mean we have to completely accept these flaws. Much like with the whole body positivity movement, I have a similar thinking to that topic along with these flaws.
That is that we shouldn’t simply accept those things as part of ourselves and make no effort to change it.
Don’t get me wrong, accepting yourself is a big thing. But our acceptance shouldn’t be to the point of complacency, unless you are comfortable having that flaw react the way it is now.
If that’s not the case, then work to make changes. Accept who you are, but commit to making changes day by day. Learn about your flaw and grow around it.
I Accept Me
Wether we are growing a business or we are looking to discover ourselves, our flaws are part of us. We have to accept them as part of us to bring us closer to where we want to go. If we don’t, those flaws will get in the way.
For a few years I made little growth due to being lazy and procrastinating. If I wanted to change it, I had to embrace that fact and put effort into changing it. I needed a reason to push myself forward.
Our flaws can be our greatest guides in teaching us new things we never knew possible.
This is why it’s worth growing with them.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
Another day of goal setting and working. This week, my attention is mainly going to be on my new site while juggling a few other things as well.
There is a lot of ambition for this week and I want to be working hard in putting together a lot of content for you guys to enjoy and get excited for.
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