Don’t Be Afraid to Identify Your Flaws

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” —  Aldous Huxley

I have flaws. Everyone does. As a dynamic critical thinker, while I make an effort not to berate myself, I do try to identify areas for improvement because, when opportunities arise to be great, I want to have as many strengths as I can.

Write down some things about other people that irk you and then ask yourself what you do that is comparable? For example, I am not fond of the word “like” when used outside of comparison or speaking in reference to fondness. I don’t say it too frequently but I have other verbal fillers. As an amateur public speaker and an everyday conversationalist, I find myself saying “I think” from time to time. I would say that it’s pretty evident, unless otherwise stated, most of what I say is a direct result of my opinion. Therefore, “I think” becomes a verbal filler and eliminating them is the goal.

What can you do to make yourself a stronger young professional and more well-rounded human being?

Make professional development a priority.


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