Allow me to congratulate you. You have done something special. It is difficult to embark on the path of introspection. We are all flawed and have things we do not like about ourselves. I have never met anyone who did not want to change something about who she or he was. The fact that you have taken on the challenge of exploring who you are and who you want to be puts you in some pretty rare company. But your work isn’t over.
It is great for you to have your maxims to refer to. I am sure you will do a wonderful job of writing them and reviewing them on a regular basis. If you have been honest with yourself in writing them, and if you are honest with yourself as you go through the process of evaluating your behavior and performance ...