Focus On Your Qualities, Not Your Flaws
Recently a wise man told me he didn’t like the word character defect that we commonly use in recovery. I thought about this and he’s right. A defect seems like I am in someway defective and unable to be “fixed.” I like the word flaw because it is something I can change. Being aware of your flaws is important so you can improve on them. Focusing on your flaws causes you to deter from focusing on your qualities. A few weeks ago I realized I had been focusing on my flaws instead of my qualities. I constantly self-criticize myself and felt like I wasn’t good enough for some people. Today I realized that it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks or feels about me, it only matters how I feel about myself. The Universe will provide me with what I need and knows when the time is right for something. I try to remember that and continuously do mental inventories on my flaws. I’m cool with who I am today flaws and all. I try to live my life well, do the right thing and improve. I don’t like to think of myself as damaged anymore. I like to think of myself as a miracle.
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