In order to be whole healthy beings we need to know all there is about ourselves. Even though we know there is room for improvement, we tend to shy away from criticism. Our ego gets in the way and tells we are being attacked and of course we want to strike back.
As the receiver of information we must also understand its not easy for our friends to tell us or give us bad report. A mistake, an error, a poor choice or a bad decision does not equal that there is something wrong with you, it only simply means "you are on your way to being better.
So admitting that we are not always right and knowing its okay to make a mistake is the first step in accepting you for you. We do not make mistake on the basic of race or color we make mistakes because we are "humans." When we acknowledge our errors and face up to our short comings no one can use them against us....
So lets start by repeating this affirmation "I forgive myself for not being perfect, I am living the very best way I know how."