How to become a grown-up in 468 easy(ish) steps.

Step 251: Admitting to a fault does not excuse you of that fault

Sometimes, it feels like if we give full disclosure on something, then our work here is done! But it’s not. 

Yes, the first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one. But that is not the final step. The final step is coming to a place where you aren’t (flaky/messy/selfish/vain, whatever) through conscientiousness and hard work retraining yourself.

And, obviously, this is not an easy process. Lots of the behaviors I hated in myself at 20, I still hate at 28. But if it matters enough to you, then don’t feel like it’s resolved once you say it aloud. It’s resolved once it’s resolved.

18th Oct 2012 280 notes , Comments
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