Strengths, if overplayed, can become weaknesses. This conversation last week reminded me of that:
Me: “I hope you don’t mind that I repainted the Bilco doors with Rustoleum.”
Kristin: “Why would I mind?”
Me: “I’m always looking for ways to improve stuff and wanted to make sure you were OK with this.”
While it’s good to always improve, the pursuit of perfection never ends and can be debilitating; sometimes you need to be satisfied with being very good.
And while it’s always good to have others think fondly of you, it’s better than you find satisfaction in yourself.