My faults (in 50 words or less)

Kathy Krugerbalance, contentment, harmony8 Comments

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This is hard to do – confine my faults to 50 words or less – abbreviate a long list of shortcomings lest I bore you even more, or go completely to town on myself. I’ve wasted 35 words already (make that 40)!

Can I start again? You can count from NOW.

  • I yell – my worst trait
  • Over-dramatisation *the hypen makes it only one word
  • Rumination
  • Self-criticism *again, one word
  • Judgment
  • Disorganisation
  • Sobriety *not of the drinking kind, but the too serious kind
  • I drink too much
  • Procrastination
  • Over-analysis *
  • Playing the martyr
  • Resentment
  • Jealousy
  • Indecisiveness
  • Impatience
  • Lack of focus
  • Lack of presence
  • Easily frustrated
  • Pessimism
  • Naivety
  • Over-sensitivity*
  • I care too much
  • I care too little
  • I forget names
  • I can’t sew, craft…..

That’s it – 50 words (although there are plenty more things I could add that I can’t do – not faults really, just not strengths).

I thought I’d best do a list of the many ways in which I’m better than my worst, more than my faults. So here it goes in 50 words, or more.

  • Sensitivity
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Kindness
  • Hopefulness
  • Intuition
  • A strong sense of spirituality
  • I’m loving
  • I’m forgiving
  • I’m steadfast
  • Loyalty
  • Critical thinking
  • Big-picture thinking
  • Creativity
  • Optimism
  • Vulnerability
  • Authenticity
  • Determination
  • I’m collaborative
  • I’m open-minded
  • I’m expressive
  • I’m deep
  • I care
  • I remember hearts and faces
  • I can write, listen, cook, teach yoga, dance like no-one is watching…..

There – 53 words! It wasn’t that hard.

Which list do you find harder to write? Remember modesty and self-confidence are equally virtues.

We are the yin-yang sum of our strengths and our faults and the equation is always changing. I know I balance my faults with my strengths, and I’m working on fewer faults (or less extreme expressions of them).

Hopefully it all adds up to growth.

Care to make a list? Or maybe you might want to try a love letter instead?

Namaste sign off_edited-1Kathy X  

 

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8 Comments on “My faults (in 50 words or less)”

  1. toniazemek

    Oh Kathy, I think I’d need more than 50 words for my faults! I love that you balanced it out (in true Yin Yang style) with the positives too. My favourite: “I remember hearts and faces”. Looking forward to seeing your face next month at Problogger! Meanwhile, have a good weekend.

  2. Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

    That’s a great exercise in self awareness. Good job!
    Although you’re right, I probably wouldn’t call them faults. Perhaps “a list of things to work on” …. but then that would just take up too many words ….

  3. Michelle Weaver (@pinkypoinker)

    You’re such a clever girl. The perfect Yin Yang post. I was in a cafe yesterday and there was a mother with a four year old sitting having cake. Out of the blue the mother just started yelling at the little girl. Everyone in the cafe stopped and looked. I yelled at mine too but nothing like that and I’m sure you don’t either. I was disturbing. In fact I might even write a post about it. Add that to your list Kathy. You’re inspiring :)

  4. Liz

    I would find it easier to write my fault list I think – I can relate to a lot of your faults and, unfortunately self-criticism* is one I continue to work on. I try to get out of my head and be positive as much as possible though. I think top of my positive list would be self-awareness since at least I try to work on my faults… I’m sure that you are the same. Thanks for sharing

  5. Sonia Life Love Hiccups

    You strength far outshine your weaknesses hun. I can happily rattle of my faults.. but as for identifying and listing my strengths… I would struggle with that one because I am my own worst critic xx

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