Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Ponderings: Achilles' Heel

Hello everyone....I hope you are having an amazing weekend, with a lot of time to relax, to read, to write, to sing, to dance, to enjoy the day and have fun. I hope the weather's looking up in all the cold corners of the world, and every one's feeling better, and finding the small and big problems nagging you getting resolved...Also, I'd like to thank people who have stopped by this li'l blog of mine and shared words of encouragement and love...Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

So, here's the question for this Sunday...What is the one thing you wish you could change about yourself? I don't mean any of the physical attributes...rather, one of those habits that you wish you could break out of. Something that niggles you and others around you alike. What's the one thing that's your weak point, your Achilles' heel?

What about me, you ask? Well, if you have already read my previous entry here, then you'll know that it's my difficulty in controlling my temper. My apparent inability to control my temper, and worse still, control my tongue is one thing I wish I could change. And I'd add to the list my inability to say 'No' gracefully, and the tendency to feel guilty about something I said, or something I didn't do, or some personal goal I failed to achieve. So there, these are what I'd call my Achilles' heel(s). 

Now that I have confessed about my weak points,tell me what yours' is and make me feel better...

Happy Weekend everyone. Have fun, and be safe! 




  1. Good morning Cat and I am afraid we have exactly the same problem but most of the time with me it concerns objects, not people. I can be doing something and what I am trying to deal with just won't cooperate or drops out of my reach and I react saying words that others, mostly family can hear and that worries me a lot. I would change that in a heartbeat.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend. :)

  2. Right with you! If i'm stressed I will snap without thinking and then feel terrible for being unpleasant to the people I love. At least now I realise I do it so I can make a concious effort to control my temper but I still find it hard!

  3. social anxiety. If someone I don't know says hello or tries to start a conversation, I start to sweat and just clam up. Unfortunately, it often gets me the reputation of being stuck-up. I should get a tattoo on my forehead that says "I'm not a bitch...I'm just panicking!"

  4. Frustration. I hate that I get so frustrated because of my inability to do things or if I can't get what I need across to someone.

    And li - I like the idea of that tatoo - it made me smile, because I understand. It is sad that people take that for stuck up - I have friends that get mistaken for it too. I am going to tell them about your tatoo idea. :)

  5. i'd like to control my temper, have more patience and sensibility and the focus to work on a single thing widout getting bored :P

  6. I get really focused and fixated on things I enjoy doing and find it hard to get on with more boring things instead.

  7. I don't really have a temper problem- but when I do get angry, I end up crying. It's something that really aggravates me, because I feel like I lose my strength, and I can't get my point across if it's an argument. Weird physical weakness that I can't seem to avoid.

  8. I wish I could be less easily distracted ;)

    oh, look! Shiny!

  9. I wish I had more self confidence. :( I can fake my confidence in groups, but I know that I am faking it...I think I'd be more productive in lots of areas in my life if I had more confidence.

  10. wow tough question not sure or maybe i can't pick just one

  11. I hate that I can be a bit to judgmental of others when I don't feel like they are making "smart choices" with their lives.

  12. I wish I could be as emotionally accessible to others as I am with my daughters...I have a real tough time letting people into my life...which goes a long way in explaining why I've been single for 17+ years :-)

  13. @Odie: I can understand the feeling...

    @Louba: That's a good thing that you are making a conscious effort to control your temper. I am doing the same thing.

    @Li: I can understand how it feels...I get called stuck up quite a lot too....

    @Skippymom: Hmm....I understand that it can get a bit frustrating.

    @Nabanita: With you on all those points.

    @Happy Frog: Lol...all of us tend to do that once in a while, don't we?

    @Trish: I know the feeling, coz I do that when I am at heights of temper with my family.

    @Lynda: :D

    @Sharon: Hmm...i'd never even be able to fake it, I tell u.

    @Becca: :D

    @Sandy: I understand...

    @Dad: Wow....that's a long time to stay single, don't you think?

  14. The thing I would change about myself is that I lack motivation/enthusiasm to exercise. I don't know why and hope I will figure it out soon. :-(

  15. @Caterpillar...yep, I sure do....I keep waiting for the Avon lady to ring my doorbell and move in but it hasn't happened yet! My plan B is the blue-haired women in the rest home that Jumble Mash will send me to in a few years!

  16. I think I wouldn't change but I do dislike the lack of patience. :)

  17. My Achilles Heel I suppose would be my perfectionism when it comes to writing. I feel like such a slow writer sometimes as I try and perfect every scene and every word.

  18. I'm a procrastinator. Sometimes it gets so bad I procrastinate when it comes to deciding what to procrastinate. If I don't want to do something I can find fifteen million other things to do in the meantime. No matter how important (and quick) the one thing I don't want to do is. If I could get rid of that issue, I'd be a damn productive human being, I think.

  19. Wow, how long do you have? I wish I was better about just getting things done. I wish I was more driven, I wish I didn't procrastinate. I wish I was better at making a plan and sticking to it. When it comes down to the nitty gritty, i'm just bad sometimes on follow thru. I want to start exercising and stick with it darn it! I want to decide to get my laundry done and get it DONE!! Lord, I feel bad now!! lol

  20. Oh, I have such a lot. I’m too impatient for one thing. I get defensive far too easily. Lots of others too, but that’s a start.

  21. @On My Soapbox: It's the same with me when it comes to exercise...

    @Dad: lol

    @Shopgirl: :)

    @Tracy: Hello from a fellow procrastinator...:)

    @Nicole: Calm down, girl! :D

    @Sally Sal: That's a new one....:)

    @The Masked Blogger: Patience is not one of my strong points either...


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