Well, I’ve just finished reading

Well, I’ve just finished reading The Battersea Park Road to Enlightenment by Isabel Losada. I can’t say I feel more enlightened as a result of reading it, but it has certainly made me think a little. Not too much mind you. But it has made me think a little more about the way I lead my life, the way I feel about myself, the way I look out at the world and others.
And to be honest, I don’t actually feel too bad about my response to the world. I actually feel that I’m reasonably self aware, aware of some of my strengths and weaknesses. I do think that I need to be more confident in my strengths (and I’ve recognised that for a while). Perhaps I need to pick up on one or two of my personal weaknesses too, and try to turn them to advantages, to manage them more effectively.
But ultimately I am who I am (to quote Popeye). I need to accept myself for who I am, and accept those around me for who they are. Hopefully, those other people will return the favour.