What is your BIGGEST flaw?

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I feel that my biggest flaw is my poor organisational skills. You should the mess on my desk.

If there's one thing you could immediately change about yourself what would that be? (nothing to do with physical appearance)
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  • Profile picture of the author Joanne Greco
    I would have to say my lack of patience. I am trying to work on it but I am a born and bred New York City girl and patience does not come easy.

    Ever since I moved to laid-back Florida though, it's getting easier to work on it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Magic Johnson
      You should see my MOUTAINS then, into the kitchen, ohh the dishes ohhh pain..
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      • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
        yep, impatience is my curse too. also, I'm easily distracted.
        I'm working on that.
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        Originally Posted by Magic Johnson View Post

        You should see my MOUTAINS then, into the kitchen, ohh the dishes ohhh pain..

        haha thats funny
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    • Impatience for sure. When I get an idea or want to do (or buy) something, I want to go and do it right then. When I start something, I can't sleep until it's done. When I am going somewhere, I want to already have been there and back home. I have to remember that the journey is half the fun!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sid Kaplan
    I think my biggest flaw is my inability to articulate what my biggest flaw is!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    My biggest flaw is thinking I have too many flaws. *Grin* Thanks for reminding me. I'd love to be able to say something clever like "I work too hard" but that wouldn't be true. In terms of running a business my biggest flaw would be procrastination and lack of focus. Actually I think I have many biggest flaws.
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  • Profile picture of the author cnr
    I would say my biggest flaw is losing focus when multitasking.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
    I'm too easily distracted...
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    chocolate :-)

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  • Profile picture of the author Spike SpiegelIM
    I just don't seem to have patience when doing things I'm not really into, which can be troublesome if it's work related. I'm also not too keen on being organized..
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  • Profile picture of the author skyjoe76
    I have so many flaws:

    Easily distracted
    Lose focus
    Easily bored
    Disorganized
    Not meticulous
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  • Profile picture of the author Candace Gill
    my biggest flaw in my personal life would be my social skills. I tend to come off as a very raw person, too open or too accepting.

    My biggest flaw in business would be over working myself, by jumping from one idea to the next.
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    • Profile picture of the author spressnell
      Right now for me--focus. I spread myself too thin and can't seem to get the most important things done first. I get distracted easily.

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    • Profile picture of the author RickGueli
      Originally Posted by Candace Gill View Post

      my biggest flaw in my personal life would be my social skills. I tend to come off as a very raw person, too open or too accepting.

      My biggest flaw in business would be over working myself, by jumping from one idea to the next.
      Candace, that's actually adorable haha

      Authenticity is a good thing Though there is a difference between being "authentic" and being easily moved; easily made to harken and REACT to situations - be they in relationships, business, etc.

      Authenticity keeps you at peace with yourself and - unbeknownst to you - gives you power over your environment.

      Being too guarded or, at the other extreme, too harkening and reactive to your environment takes away your power.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Jackson
    I often feel like I'm the poster child for ADHD. Work is no help; between phone calls and people asking questions I rarely can focus on something more than 5-10 minutes without interruption. Fortunately, I can delegate stuff at work.

    For my online endeavors, task lists and outsourcing have been a life saver for me. Additionally, I find I'm more productive by working in blocks at a rapid pace. It works for me....
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    • Profile picture of the author Heather Bestel
      People generally fall into two camps: those that 'move towards' and those that 'move away', e.g. some of us work toward the goal of having more money and some of us wait until we are broke before we move at all.

      When it comes to business I have to focus hard on the goal and move towards it because I know I can get easily distracted or bored. Seeing the whole journey to the goal is sometimes intimidating, but breaking it down into manageable steps is easier.

      I like to have lots of projects on the go at once - but wisdom tells me to focus on one at a time to completion, or none will get done.

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  • Profile picture of the author sequincer
    I choke on Telephone,while talking to some Important people,you know getting nervous and all,this is a really big problem for me,Hop i was more confident.
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  • Profile picture of the author Julia Andersson
    My biggest flaw??? Hmmm, would have to be lack of focus.

    I have LOTS of brilliant ideas but never seem to follow through on most of them because I become distracted by the next BIG idea
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  • Profile picture of the author ToddieM
    My biggest flaw is the tendency to gravitate toward instant gratification. Michael Jordan probably sucked at basketball when he started, the greatest foot surgeons in the world probably trembled when they started.
    Because my mind has often been plagued with negativity, I go round "pushing the Pavlov button" to keep those thoughts at bay.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaskedMarketer
    Originally Posted by skyjoe76 View Post

    I have so many flaws:

    Easily distracted
    Lose focus
    Easily bored
    Disorganized
    Not meticulous

    sounds like me, i have ADD too. big procrastinator- but when i work, i WORK

    Originally Posted by Li Weng View Post

    I feel that my biggest flaw is my poor organisational skills. You should the mess on my desk.

    If there's one thing you could immediately change about yourself what would that be? (nothing to do with physical appearance)
    "You are only as strong as your weakest link"

    mine is procrastination. biggest and very destructive
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    • Profile picture of the author Qbiz
      My biggest flaw? Hmm, where do I start? I suppose its got to be my butterfly mind as I tend to flit from one thing to the next without exercising the discipline to complete one project unless I come up against a challenging deadline.

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    • Profile picture of the author Julia Andersson
      Originally Posted by MaskedMarketer View Post


      Easily distracted
      Lose focus
      Easily bored
      Disorganized
      Not meticulous


      sounds like me, i have ADD too. big procrastinator- but when i work, i WORK
      Ha... exactly... my problem too. I did Tellman Knudson's quiz and found that I exhibit all the symptoms of ADD (the ones above). I would have signed up to his site but the monthly subscription was a little too high for my liking... If I were earning $2000 a month marketing I'd join without question.
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  • Profile picture of the author HervinBalfour
    My biggest flaw is time management. It is something I am working on and something my life coach jammed me up recently. I am learning to actually write out a daily schedule of my task, setting each task to a specific time and committing to it. (Although I didn't do it today lol). But the past few days it has really helped me out because I get distracted easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author clashctyrokr
    Procrastination and general laziness
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  • Profile picture of the author curious1960
    To talkative according to my husband, socially inept according to myself!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Martin
    When I work for someone I care too much about the business. I let other things go. Not good.

    So going to work for myself again..

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  • Profile picture of the author Demond Jackson
    Sometimes I can be nervous when meeting people for the first time. I'm great when you get to know me; but meeting new people is something I definitely need to work through.
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    • Profile picture of the author JamesFraze
      Lack of disciplined focus on the things that get the job done - easily distracted by things I want to do, instead of things I should be doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
    I'd have to say that my biggest flaw is my computer addiction.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tigerbella1
    Hi,

    I would say the fact that I am interested in so many things therefore I have information coming out of my ears lol! Very hard to stay focussed on one thing when so many others are calling to me, calling to be read, explored, investigated..... In fact I would like to make my living doing just that now I just need to work out how I could get paid to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author doberman
    patience definetly
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  • Profile picture of the author Shariyf Clark
    The belief that I have flaws.
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  • Profile picture of the author crissbert
    Seems like I have the same "flaw" that a lot of folks here have: staying focused; not getting distracted.
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  • Profile picture of the author lina08
    Procrastination!
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  • Profile picture of the author CorporatePuppet
    Right now - Not being able to sleep when I have to get up in 3 hours LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author Sakkid
    I try to do all things at once,then i end up leaving most tasks pending for weeks!
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  • Profile picture of the author ellyan
    I could mention- Multitasking..sometimes it's getting me nervous - I'm sure I have to stay focused on the tasks only.
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  • Profile picture of the author Liz Sullivan
    I'm too much of a perfectionist - yes, it is a flaw. When I write articles or books I go through them over and over and over again. I don't submit until every single fact is check and double checked.

    As you might imagine, that tends to be counterproductive sometimes and I end up completing less work than I would otherwise.
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  • Profile picture of the author cj9253
    Settling for what I already have and not pushing myself to be better! I know I could be great but I am already comfortable with what I have so, I have no desire to push myself to be great.

    I guess you could call this laziness!
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  • Profile picture of the author creative producer
    Mine is being so curious about lots of topics that, in the past, I have been easily distracted by new interests.

    Two of my favorite teachers taught me to acknowledge what I consider to be flaws and then learn how to turn them to an advantage rather than trying to fight my natural tendencies or beat myself up for being less than perfect.

    The late Thomas Leonard, one of the pioneers of the personal coaching industry used to say, "Endorse your worst weakness." He started out as a financial planner who was notoriously shy. He dreaded public speaking and making public presentations. In his field, at the time, that could have been a career ender.

    Instead of trying to teach himself to change, he intentionally sought out ways to deliver his services over the phone so he wouldn't have to speak in public. In the process, he helped to popularize the use of teleclasses and coaching by phone-an innovation that is still making lots of folks tons of money.

    Perhaps inside every "flaw" there's a new product, service or solution waiting to be born.
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    • Profile picture of the author dorothydot
      Guess my biggest flaw is that I'm honest to a fault. The redeeming quality is that I know how to keep quiet most of the time, and how to be gentle when I have to be honest.

      For example, if a lady comes up with a huge flooopy hat full of garish colors and looking more like an umbrella than anything else, if I had to say something, I'd tell her I was "impressed with the vibrant colors in her hat".

      And honesty can be used to an advantage in copywriting - I will never knowingly lie to a prospect. That's just not fair. We copywriters have far too much power in our words to be mis-using it.

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      • Profile picture of the author naruq
        My biggest flaw is that sometimes I get impatient. I want things to materalize quicker
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    • Profile picture of the author wizman888
      My biggest flaw for much of my past was being too hard on myself when I perceived that I had failed at a task/ relationship. I am proud to say that my rehabilitation has been going quite well. Prayer (and some effort) changes things!
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    • Profile picture of the author RobRamos
      There is a great poem that I first heard in Coach Carter. I think everyone can benefit from.

      Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate,
      but that we are powerful beyond measure.

      It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us.
      We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
      gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?

      Actually, who are you not to be?
      You are a child of God.

      Your playing small does not serve the world.
      There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
      so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

      We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
      It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

      And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
      other people permission to do the same.
      As we are liberated from our fear,
      our presence automatically liberates others.



      Poem by: Marianne Willamson


      I hope you've all been inspired


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  • Profile picture of the author dowa16
    My biggest flaw is definitely my pride! Gets me in loads of trouble!
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  • Profile picture of the author Phil Jones
    Biggest flaw? Seems mine is not having the get-up-and-go to get things done. At times I can be terribly lazy.
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  • Profile picture of the author JJMononoetoe
    I think my biggest flaw would be that I lack confidence, but I'm working on that Flaws reveal areas where you can grow!
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAngel
    Hi Li,

    I´m your brother : )

    My lack of personal organization is preventing me from starting and finishing lots of projects, both personal. and bussiness. I´m buying a book suggested from fellow warriors, so I hope to improve it.
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    I think my consistency (or lack thereof) is probably the thing holding me back.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bulgar
    Hi all,

    Interesting thread.

    My biggest flaw must be the fact that I expect everyone to care as much as I do and work as hard as I do.

    Oh, and paperwork... I can't stand it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jjcool33
    my biggest flaw is that i don't take action when i should, I procrastinate.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Kern
    My biggest flaw it to waste huge amounts of time on the net doing non-productive stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiAndrine
    What me have a flaw?...

    actually a great self-probing question...for me it's taking "Time" seriously...unless of course someone else keeps me waiting...I take that very seriously. :-) At least until they remind me that I have this as my Biggest flaw. Friends call it "Timmy Time." No Excuses, I do have room for improvement.

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    It is without patience , I hate to wait for something for a very long time
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    Procrastination. Why do today what you can put off tomorrow?
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  • Profile picture of the author Del_z
    I think sometimes I am too serious about something. I should let something go and welcome something new to my life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    Too handsome - but I've managed to compensate by
    cultivating a difficult personality.
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  • Profile picture of the author mycredit-scores
    My Biggest Flaw is .... ammm... I am not an outspoken, most of the times I find my self to be speach less and I remember answers when the time is over...

    Will some one help me to over come it
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by simplyjo View Post

      My biggest flaw is i cannot control my emotions and temper.
      Thank you for being honest Simplyjo. The truth is that many people are bullshitting themselves (and everyone else) about their biggest flaw.

      The one about expecting people to work as hard and care as much was a good one. Total nonsense of course. But your one was one of the more honest answers Simplyjo. And that's something I respect.

      As a wise poster said on the first page: "My biggest flaw is not being able to articulate what my biggest flaw is."

      Personally I did many stupid and mean things when I was younger and that's one of my (many) biggest flaws. I'm also cold-hearted and callous sometimes. Another flaw of mine. And I can be very lazy and slothful at times.

      What's my biggest flaw?

      Take your pick. I have many.

      I challenge the people who say their biggest flaw is being impatient and expecting people to be as kind of them to ask someone who knows them very well what their biggest flaw is. Because I bet $100 it's something other than what they posted.
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