Jef Forward of Forward Design Build in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a consulting client, sent me a link to a thoughtful and touching video produced by Dove. It is only about 3 minutes long. 

In the video a woman sits behind a curtain and describes herself to a sketch artist who can’t see her. Then her friend describes the same individual to the sketch artist.

The differences between the two images produced by the sketch artist are remarkable. Why?

Many of us are hypercritical of ourselves. We don’t really appreciate who we are and spend a lot of time wishing we were different instead of taking pride and satisfaction in the good that we embody in different ways.

Bringing that negative mindset about yourself into your company and your family can make life harder for a lot of people who care about you.

Notice what you like about yourself and try to stop focusing on what could be better. You have already made and will continue to make small positive changes forever. That is what life is about instead of being “perfect.”
Paul Winans, a veteran remodeler, now works as a facilitator for Remodelers Advantage, and as a consultant to remodeling business owners.;