We all hate looking in the mirror and seeing flaws but, as we mature, we either a) change those which affect our chances at success or b) embrace those that give us character and personality. Take me for instance: I communicate quite a bit, when interested and engaged. I’ve tried stopping but I realize that’s me and now, I use my love for communication to read and relay as much as I can.
On the other hand, I used to lack the discipline needed to see a goal through when it no longer interested me. I’ve since developed the determination required to set a goal and make it through it, even when I am exhausted and not in the mood.
What about in the work place? What flaws do you have? Are you unproductive? Maybe that’s because you don’t work best within a given time frame. Think outside the box and see how you can do better. Are you a micromanager? Maybe you just don’t trust your team, which stems from an underlying issue that you need to burrow into. Do you fail to be on time? Maybe you need to be giving yourself some/more cushion between appointments.
We all have flaws. But, when you don’t admit that they’re there, you’ve got a bigger issue because, at that point, you feel perfect and what perfect person wants to change, right? Every day, there is an opportunity to improve. When you stop seeing things that way, you’re done growing.
Make professional development a priority.