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Is this your biggest flaw?
Are you so scared of not being perfect
that you are pushing your allies away?
I know a woman who is extraordinary. She single-handedly accomplishes every year achievements beyond what most others do in a lifetime.
She complains that she does everything with great effort, alone, without support.
But here’s what she does not WANT to know:
Her biggest flaw is that she does not want to have flaws.
When anyone points a mistake to her, she gets outraged.
For her, that is the same as threatening her identity.
So she attacks the person relentlessly. Anything the other person says becomes in her eyes an attack, so she defends herself.
The truth is that she is the one doing the attacking. Every time she believes she is being attacked, she is just being told something that she is not seeing and that —if she would let it in, would solve her problems.
But instead, she sees that critique or observation as an attack on her identity.
Because she believes that in order to be truly worthy of love, success, basically anything, really… she must be perfect. As […]