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Fly Poop




One of my most significant blind spots was my relentless pursuit of details to prove others wrong. I found immense satisfaction in pointing out errors and discrepancies during conversations. I didn't realize my behavior came across as contentious and annoying, pushing people away. I often heard, "You are difficult to talk to," and would respond with what I thought was an eloquent rebuttal, but others found it repelling.


Today, I call this "looking for fly poop in the pepper."


As I began my journey of introspection, I uncovered this, among many other blind spots. Now, I understand the healing effect of being able to laugh at myself. Uncovering blind spots has become a constant and uplifting journey.


Unknowingly, I thrived on the satisfaction of proving others wrong. Details were my domain, my weapon, and my shield. Ouch! This is not easy to admit, yet it's so true. I saw the world as a puzzle, with every discrepancy being a piece that needed to be set right.


Friends and family both admired and dreaded my tenacity. What I didn't realize was that my obsession was isolating me and pushing people away. I began to see how my pursuit of details had cost me friendships and strained my relationship with my family. It was liberating to realize that needing to be right often made others feel wrong, which I dreaded.

Surprisingly, feeling wrong myself wasn't as bad as I thought. As my perspective shifted, I understood that my need to prove others wrong was less about the truth and more about my insecurities.


I began to focus on collaboration instead of confrontation, aiming to understand rather than undermine. I discovered that sharing knowledge and learning from others is far more rewarding than proving them wrong.


My journey has taught me that details are important, but so are the people behind them. My life has become more prosperous, not because of the facts I uncovered but because of my connections.


How about you? Are you guilty of "looking for the fly poop in the pepper"?


Watch for the blind spots.



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Get a copy of Blind Spots in Relationships. Discover the hidden behavior that could be holding you back from the relationships you desire. http://tinyurl.com/yc3usfsp

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