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
- Self-criticism *again, one word
- Sobriety *not of the drinking kind, but the too serious kind
- I drink too much
- Over-analysis *
- Playing the martyr
- Lack of focus
- Lack of presence
- Easily frustrated
- 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.
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?