We've all heard it a million times: accept yourself as who you are.
I've always thought it was a load of crap, until recently.
All of my life, I've wanted to be:
- More outgoing
- Less claustrophobic
- More patient
- More innovative
- More confident
- Less awkward
- More easy going
- Less hermit-like
- More gifted with names/dates/numbers
- Less ADD-disabled
- More daring/riskier
- Better looking, with more toned abs, thicker hair, yada yada
The list goes on.
But I've realized lately that by focusing on my shortcomings (or what I perceive as shortcomings), I'm limiting myself from growing as a person. I'm holding myself back from becoming the person I'm really supposed to be.
By focusing on our strengths, instead of our weaknesses, we can become more whole.