To acknowledge your faults creates the foundations for all personal progress.
One of the biggest issues for many people these days is the refusal to confront and acknowledge personal faults and inadequacies. It seems that in the modern and hyped up, “be the best you can be”, very few people take the time out to look at the
darker side of their personal character. For many, this is the biggest thing holding them back from achieving what they truly desire out of life. It doesn’t matter how strong certain areas of your character are, if other areas of your character are less developed they will always sabotage your progress.
This is extremely common, and leads to a situation where people are doing things to try and move forward but are not working on the areas of themselves that truly need the most focus, this results in stagnancy and frustration and in many cases the results in their life reflect this.
The truth is that there is only one way to truly acknowledge your faults and it is by designating time regularly to being alone in clear reflection, being absolutely honest with yourself and sitting with the feeling that you have areas of yourself that are far less than perfect. This act in itself can be fairly daunting, as it forces you to look at yourself in a manner that will undoubtedly bring up some uncomfortable feelings from time to time, however, this is where the magic happens.
By regularly going through this process you open yourself up to the possibility of changing the areas of your character that is limiting your progress. Over time this will create a stronger constitution and you will be able to delve deeper into the psychology of why you do things and how to really effectively develop your inadequacies whilst building upon and reinforcing your positive attributes.