It basically suggests that one cannot change something unless one first becomes aware of it and accepts it as ones own, seems simple doesn’t it? Well it is really, how can I begin to change something about myself if I am not aware of it? How can I change something about myself if I do not acknowledge that it is one of my traits in the first place? I have to both become aware of and own something before I can begin to look at it more closely and find ways to alter my behaviours, etc, concerning it.
As simple as this might sound, take a moment to consider it before you dismiss it as something so blindingly obvious that everyone should be aware of it, because some people [seemingly] quite happily manage to go through their lives blissfully unaware of it, and of so many things that might improve their lives greatly… Oh, the irony… 🙂