This Element is an excerpt from Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters by Jerry Porras, Stewart Emery, and Mark Thompson. Available in print and digital formats.
Embrace your flaws and weaknesses-and transform them into the building blocks of greatness! We expect our heroes to be perfect, despite overwhelming evidence they never are. The ancient Greeks had no such expectations. It wouldn't be Greek mythology if the heroes weren't deeply flawed. And get this-there was no cure! Only if the hero recognized his weakness would the story end well.