The ultimate goal for any effort in self improvement is to gain a clearer understanding of your own potential.
Through the insights gained with self assessment a picture begins to form which shows the details of that potential.
Who you will become begins to take shape in your mind, but with this new found insight, obstacles become apparent, behaviours and actions which have not served to help you on your way to improvement.
When you begin a process of self assessment and self analysis it can be difficult to confront certain aspects of our personalities.
The issue of battling with ingrained thought processes, learned behaviours, and counter productive reactions to circumstances can seem overwhelming.
It is important to come to terms with the elements of our personality which are unhealthy and obstructive to the development of our true selves.
These counter productive elements should not be considered as faults or negative traits, they are what they are, and most importantly they are obstructions to a deeper understanding of our true natures.
The nurturing and growth of the true self is a process and should viewed as such.
As we become more self aware we will grow to become more accepting of the non productive elements of our behaviours and thoughts.
With awareness comes responsibility, responsibility to face the challenges posed by the improvement of the inner self.
The acceptance of non-productive aspects of personality should be applied to others as well.
We are all fallible and have setbacks, perfection is not an attainable goal, understanding and improvement are goals.
Treat others to the same level of acceptance as you allow for yourself.
Know that not everyone shares your commitment to a deeper spiritual understanding and not everyone is on the path towards discovery.