Perfection has one grave defect: It is apt to be dull.
Many long-recovering addicts say their Higher Power can and does remove their character defects when asked. The problem is that their Higher Power will also return those defects, without charge, any time they want to re-engage with them. In this way, step seven is a prime example of the much-used twelve-step adage: progress not perfection. Sometimes that progress occurs in leaps and bounds; other times it is so incremental as to hardly be noticeable. Either way, the primary goal of step seven is that our character defects will become less of a problem over time.
Just for Today
Accept that your imperfections are a part of you, but they don’t have to rule you.