When we judge others, we're no better, except at identifying their broken pieces and making ourselves feel better about our own.
"I'm still an oversensitive alcoholic, I just don't drink anymore."
Narrow the scope and lower the bar. Know when good is good enough. My need to produce at unrealistic "ideals" (both quantity and quality) prevents me from recognizing and appreciating a job well done. It’s a lose-lose battle with the goal of liking myself. “Do less so you can ‘be’ more.”
We find our strength in knowing our weakness, taking steps through those, and helping others to do the same.
I thought if I told you everything I knew, showed you how smart I was, and directed you when you were wrong, that you'd like me and be my friend.
When we brag we welcome a lesson in humility.
the last thing I wanted was for you to know I didn't know.
when I remove complaints from my life, both speaking them and hearing them from others, it's as if I've grown up into a nice person.
Sometimes I don't want to look because I know exactly what I'm going to find. I know my patterns, and I know when I'm not ready to deal with them. But eventually it will burn bad enough for me to take action.
I’ve learned more by being wrong than rigorously trying to be right.