Updated: May 5
We all have character defects that can block us from being our best self. We lessen our defects as we build our assets.
Character defects include things like anger, arrogance, greed, self-pity, dishonesty, impatience, intolerance, jealousy, laziness, perfectionism, or being selfish or controlling. These defects block us from building and maintaining spiritual connections. Almost all character defects come from a lack of acceptance, willingness, or humility. They can also come from our protective instincts to try to deal with our fear or shame.
Some young adults in recovery struggle with becoming too quick to anger. Some are easily arrogant and often feel that they “know best.” Others are easily jealous of what other people seem to have in life, such as being envious of the most popular people at school or work.
What defects of character keep you from being the person you want to be ? Focus on one thing to work on today. What defects can you let go of ? Can you replace fear and control with acceptance and faith?
Thought for the Day
“The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.”