What Is Your Biggest Fault(s)?

@singout (980)
United States
October 20, 2008 10:17am CST
Most of us know what our biggest faults are, and we don't need a psychologist to tell us what they are. For me, I think one of my biggest faults is disorganization. I tend to get so focused when I do something I become oblivious to anything around me. Tools literally disappear from my work area because I don't pay any attention to where I put them. I'll start projects without first determining what I need to complete the job; and then when I do, I spend 2/3 of the time looking for things I need to do it. I make a mountain out of what should be only a mole hill. (This must be time for confession) I also tend to start a job and not finish it. There is still a room whose walls need to be sanded where I installed new electrical outlets. Instead, I painted around it thinking I would come back to it later. Well here we are 3 years later. Although the outlets work, I still haven't painted those areas. (Man! That's awful!! Why did I even start this discussion?)
3 responses
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
20 Oct 08
Naughty boy! Shame on you! Well, the painted walls aren't hurting anything, are they? As long as you and your wife can live with them, don't sweat it! I tend to start project after project without finishing them. Oh, I eventually get them finished, I just switch from one thing to another, then backtrack and work on the earlier ones, whichever fits my fancy at the moment. I always put things away, though. I learned to do that when I was renovating my first house...almost exclusively by myself! If I ever put my jigsaw down and forgot where I put it, all work stopped immediately! Nothing could be finished if I didn't have my jigsaw! LOL (Circular saws scared me too badly so I cut everything... I mean everything... with a jigsaw!) But my craftwork takes up almost an entire room! I have probably about eight projects I'm working on. I get bored easily and switch between them. Maybe it's not boredom that causes that. I get one idea after another and want to start each one right now! I wish I was 10 people instead of just one, but then I couldn't afford to feed me! Yeah, I'm guilty of starting too many things and taking a long time to get anything finished. Maybe that's your problem, too? Just too creative for your own good? (I'm trying to give you an out here. )
@singout (980)
• United States
20 Oct 08
Thanks for the out. I need it. Ahhh, a multi-task-er! Now that is something I'm not. I wish I was. The truth is I get too focused on the one thing I am doing and am oblivious to everything around me. This is something I need to improve on. Get yourself one of those electric circular saws. They aren't nearly as scary. I just love my Dewalt electric. I'd love to see some pictures of your craft projects. Thanks for response mentalward.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
20 Oct 08
Thanks, but my days of sawing anything are long gone. My husband saws everything these days. I was actually thinking about taking pictures of some of my crafts as I begin each new step and post them on a website to teach others how to do them. So, as soon as I get started on that, I'll show you some of the pictures or at least post the link to the website. As far as being focused goes, my husband is very similar to you. I know how guys like you can be. LOL I literally have to put things under his nose sometimes to make him notice something other than what he's doing at the moment. In some respects, being that focused is a good thing! The world needs people like you in it to counter-balance people like me. LOL
@EAStanley (2689)
• United States
20 Oct 08
I feel for you on that one! :( *hugs* My biggest fault is worrying too much about what other people think. I have missed out on a lot of "living" that way! I also tend to procrastinate a lot. I just put stuff off. I guess for a while it means that I don't have to deal with stuff, but then it finally all catches up with me and I am in trouble!
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@singout (980)
• United States
20 Oct 08
Now I'm feeling worse. You just hit another one of my faults. I must be worse off than I thought. Procrastination doesn't run in my family, it GALLOPS!
@kenchihi (121)
• Malaysia
20 Oct 08
Hey there, its okay, we have our cloudy days. I hope you feel better after expressing your feelings :) As for my biggest fault, I really regret what I need back when I was younger. Almost did some 'stuffs' with my girlfriend, which could have really comprised both our lives. Come back to think of it, I really feel bad for my ex, she was a great person and I almost screwed it up, though we are still good friends now, we keep in contact often, but I do think of my guilt every now and then. you know what? I feel a lot better expressing my problems, I hope you did too. have a nice day!
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@singout (980)
• United States
20 Oct 08
You're right, I do feel better and perhaps it will be an incentive for me to get busy and finish some of those unfinished projects. It is true, confession is good for the soul. Besides talking to a priest or and minister, what better way to confess than to do it before someone you don't know and don't have to face. When you face your faults head-on you come closer to overcoming them. Hey *sigh* this has been great!