Improve yourself – Face and acknowledge your deficiencies

Hellen Keller said once

Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight

Every single time a year ends it is time for good food, joy with friends and family, and some reflection. I have come to accept several areas of opportunity about my personality this year alone

  • I am an angry man
  • Being angry is the easiest way I know to get de-attached and focused
  • I am short tempered
  • Despite the fact of being raised a catholic, I despise dogma. (That is what made me agnostic)
  • I know when and why to say No
  • If I can do several average things or just do one thing really good. I will focus on doing just one thing really good
  • I despise failure and have over-punished myself for failing
  • I don’t know how to celebrate my victories
  • I love taking calculated risks, and that scares people
  • I am the fact-oriented, get-what-I-like kind of guy. That is perceived as rude by the touchy-feely kind
  • I share, train, talk and trust the teams I work with. You will have the time of your life working with me, but you will learn. You want nurturing, go get it from your mom at home
  • Time is more valuable than money. I really dislike micro-management meetings, doing spreadsheet reports (There are apps for that, you know!)
  • Growth is outside the comfort zone. Change is uncomfortable to people. I like changes, I like growth
  • I like success
  • I don’t think the concept of enemy or war is wrong
  • I am loyal, committed and reliable
  • I am not easy to manage, need lots of creative freedom, and dislike bureaucracy
  • I like to get my hands dirty doing the job everyone else is doing and find ways to make it better
  • I do not believe in hierarchical structures of management but in connected symbiotic management networks
  • I say words like despise and hate a lot
  • I know I need a team to even more awesome at what I do
  • I am judgmental and my ego is an 80 story building

Although so far I have achieved a lot of the things I want in life. I know I need to keep working on my areas of opportunity.

It is my responsibility to communicate myself better. If the average worker cannot understand what I am saying, I am doing it wrong. It is my responsibility to start celebrating every single victory as if it was a big deal and not let it go to my head. I need to work on being humble. I need to accept that there are some things I cannot change, create a plan for those things and look for possible and improbable alternatives for those things I dislike.

I shall outsource and delegate what I don’t like doing and make sure it is done right.
I will continue to do the right thing with style and precision. I will continue to be AWESOME. I am just going to pay more attention to the mistakes I made to prevent them from happening again.

2013 is going to be a year of celebration for me. I hope it is a year of celebration for you too!


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