We always want to hide and bury our shortcomings. Maybe it’s sin, or maybe it’s something we’re not good at doing. We want to be sure no one sees this part of us until we fix it. What if instead of doing that, we decided to allow people to see it?

I am not suggesting we say, “This is the way I am, I have no need for change.” I am suggesting that as we struggle to overcome our shortcomings, we allow people to see that struggle.

Does our boss need to see us struggle with anger management? Probably not. But maybe our kids do. Maybe our kids need to hear us verbalize our struggle so they can learn to talk themselves through their own struggles.