I have many flaws.
One of them is that I’m not fully present when people are talking to me. I’m more interested in making a good impression than in listening to the other people in depth. Sorry.
Sometimes I don’t listen at all. I only care with how I will look better, smarter, kinder, better, er er er. Like in a meeting, I would spend more time thinking about how to impress others than contributing to solving the problems. Although most meetings are useless anyway. I won’t go there now.
I’m writing this because it’s a valuable thing to identify our own flaws.
Only when we know our flaws we can develop strategies to do better. I can think, “Okay, tomorrow I will approach people differently, I will pause more before people.”
I will try to put care above prestige. I will choose the higher thing above the lower thing.
Remember: we all have a moral responsibility to be more moral every day. And we will struggle to get an inch ahead each day.
As David Brooks said: “Character is built in the struggle against our own weaknesses.”