We all have things about ourselves that we would rather not have. Whether it be impatience, or being quick to anger, everyone has something that they don’t like.
But does it mean that we can’t use them to our advantage?
Just because something is known as a weakness, it doesn’t mean it has to remain one for you! A lot of the qualities we possess we developed for a reason, such as to help protect us or make us stronger. Being selfish helps us to look after our own needs, and prioritize our wishes. Being impatient helps us push ourselves forward, and reach out for what we want, right now.
We can’t always choose the qualities that we have. 99% percent of them are things that we just develop, due to the environment we are brought up in, the people we spend time with, and the things that happen to us. They are what make us who we are. They are what define us.
We all have light and darkness inside us. Nothing can be light if there is no dark to let it shine.
From experience I know that my flaws are many! I am hot-headed, stubborn, impatient, and picky; I know my own mind, and make decisions with a lot of conviction. Once I’ve decided something, I stick to my guns. When I’ve settled my mind on something that I want, then I usually make sure I get it, and forget the consequences.
Sometimes these things can be bad for me. When I’ve set my mind on buying something, I must have it, regardless of whether I can really afford it! If there’s something I feel strongly about, then I get heated and I find it hard to see other people’s point of view.
These things can also be good for me, and the best way to make the most of them, is to find ways to turn them to your advantage!
Once we can do this, we can stop dragging ourselves down, and instead focus on the positives, and how we can use them in the best possible way.
The best way to stop seeing them as negatives is to find the ways in which they can work for us in a positive light. There are many ways in which the things that we don’t like about ourselves can be good for us.
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Success is all about grabbing the opportunities that come to you with both hands, and so being impatient can mean that you are more willing to take those opportunities!
If you are picky, this means that you have high standards, and there is a level you expect of certain things. There isn’t anything wrong with that, as long as you treat people with respect. Having high standards means that you can aim for the highest and most valuable things in life.
It’s all about turning the negatives into positives. We all have things that aren’t good in us. It’s what makes us human. No one is perfect! You can’t expect to be, and there’s more harm than good in trying to be.
Read my post on your inner voice – you’ll most likely be surprised at what you do to yourself!