As a writer, I actually love the editing process. But as a flawed human being, well... not so much. Unlike unwanted text which disappears with a keystroke, old habits are harder to kill than Hamlet, even when recognized as a threat to the life I want to lead. Impatience, envy, laziness, self- doubt, worry and overly critical thinking (not the helpful, analytic kind) are some of the villains I battle to overcome. When unmasked on any given day, I can see the person I am without them, and I like her. But I gotta admit, there are some days when it just feels simpler to leave the old mask on.
The most annoying aspect of becoming a better version of yourself is, just when you think you've finished it off for good, the old self comes back to haunt you. It doesn't stay deleted. It takes constant effort.
Yep, changing the story line of your life can be tedious. But necessary if you want to create one worth reading.