My strengths are my weaknesses
The last few days, I've reflected on my character. It seems that many of my greatest strengths are tied to my greatest weaknesses! I suppose that everyone has personality traits that can slide to the ugly if they aren't kept in check. For example, I am incredibly strong willed which means I have to be careful about not being plain stubborn. I am also as honest as they come. Given this ease at telling others exactly what I have on my mind, I have to keep in consideration that my directness can come off as brash or harsh. And finally, my brain tends to process very quickly so I'm often the first to have an opinion on something, so I must always be aware of not coming off as overly judgmental.
Like everything else in life - I'm learning its all a balancing act.
Trying to understand who I really am - what make's up Lili's character - is something I reflect upon often. It just seems like there is so much we can improve on if we take the time to become self-aware. There are many things about myself I do not know yet. In particular, I'm often unclear of the motives behind my actions. I wonder for example, did I agree to help this person out of real love and kindness? Or was I subconsciously looking for some sort of self-gratification? Probably a little of both - it is always self gratifying to help others!
In my experience, learning more about myself has been so deeply rewarding because it has helped me to feel more comfortable in my own skin. And this gives me lots of confidence! Hopefully, I will only become more in-tune with myself as the years progress.
Thank you for reading...