Wednesday, November 18, 2015
A Winning Personality
I have been sorting through my failures and taking inventory of my limitations now that I have the time in retirement to tackle all this self-indulgent nonsense. I must say it is a thankless job and it is taking a whole lot longer than I thought it would.
I guess one of my problems is I like to win. I am trying to figure out if this is a character flaw or a virtue. Actually, I quite like that part of myself. I think I will keep that.
Why am I subjecting myself to this torture? For one thing, I am trying to learn how to become more comfortable with failure because failure is often the fertilizer for new ideas. A new idea or two wouldn't kill me.
I am also trying to get to know myself at 64. I am probably not too old to change. If I find some qualities I really cannot stand I might try to change myself. A little. Just a little bit. Yes, it is that damn change thing again! Now I suppose I am too comfortable with change and will become addicted to it. Sheesh.
I am pretty clear on how we gain knowledge. Wisdom, of course, is something else. I am not exactly sure just what wisdom is or how you become wise. If I figure it out, I will let you know. Or perhaps you will tell me? Either way is fine with me.