“Did you get my Adidas?” my husband, Jonny, asked me.
“Yeah, yeah, yeah,” I said.
But in truth, I hadn’t really checked. Jonny and my stepson had three pairs of shoes delivered and I hadn’t paid attention to which kind of shoes they were.
He didn’t get the Adidas.
I was not thorough. I felt what I call “the burn” when I see my faults clearly. But that’s where the change comes in. You learn through the burn.
I had to make the mistake to see something in myself that wasn’t exactly pretty. Maybe learning thoroughness right now will prevent me from skipping over something in the future that will be far more important.
It’s painful to see our mistakes and our shortcomings. But we have to accept our imperfections in order to grow.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I gloss over details that are not important to me. A stunning turn of phrase in a book catches my attention but someone else’s shoes do not. So I’m learning.
What do you see about yourself that you can change today? That’s transformation and we don’t ever have to stop growing and changing.
It’s only when we mess up, and ’fess up, that we can grow.