Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Kindly Considering Our Weaknesses

It can be an uneasy feeling to take a close look at ourselves. Self-assessment requires us to explore our beliefs about who we are and what we are capable of doing. We cannot be self-aware if we fail to reflect on our weaknesses.

Goethe has two maxims that are applicable here:
1. It’s a failure “to see yourself as more than you are.”
2. But also not to “value yourself at less than your true worth.”

Have you ever surprised yourself once you have made it to the other side of a harrowing or feared situation? Have you reflected on how you rose to the occasion or worked around some obstacle? We are creatures of estimating. We over estimate some abilities and underestimate others. Take some time to master the skill of judging yourself honestly. Look inside yourself and accurately assess what you are capable of doing. Latch onto that potential and make a positive change in your life. Improve where necessary.

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