Thank you for sharing such a personal experience, yet a mindset so commonplace no one can read this story without personally identifying with either side of it.
It is very difficult to confront one’s own shortcomings or failings. Why we fear it when the opportunity arises is actually fairly ridiculously embarrassing in itself.
For a moment of personal humiliation in confronting one’s self, for a lifetime of freedom from the previous shackles, is worth every bit of that shame, apprehension or trepidation.
The real key to life is ‘the willingness to learn’. And it is the only reason for any and every thing.
It is a gift.
Always make it count.
It is one true mindset you will never regret wearing.
“No man is free who is not master of himself.” — Epictetus
“A man who asks is a fool for five minutes. A man who never asks is a fool for life.” — Chinese Proverb
“A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes
“The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life, is to unlearn what is untrue.” — Antisthenes
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” — Plato
“Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action.” — Jim Rohn