“As I learned to accept myself, I began to relate to people on a deeper level and saw that everyone comes with their own pains and struggles. I learned to appreciate them for their flaws as much as their strengths, which in turn helped me to accept myself more.” Amyra Mah
The thought today is a fitting capstone to the various posts this week about leadership. The interesting twist is how it relates to the inward benefit that results from an outward recognition of the pains and struggles of others.
We find ourselves understanding that we are in the same position. We have pains and struggles like everyone else. We have the same need.
The beauty of this discovery is the resulting compassion, sympathy, empathy, and patience as we work together to make our way to the goal.
Self-perception benefits leaders with an awareness of their strengths and weaknesses, along with an understanding of how to help others with the same.