Namely, to remember that "resolve" is not only a verb, but also a noun.
Look, I'll be honest.
I'm not going to change myself.
I'm going to accept the way I am right now. Yes, I am bitter. Yes, I obsess over the past. Yes, I am "clingy", whatever the fuck that means. Yes, I'm dangerously close to crossing the line over to being an alcoholic.
I am, in short, a person who does not have a lot of positive characteristics to his character.
And you know what? I'm okay with that. I can look myself in the mirror still. And, more importantly, I don't feel that these are impediments.
And anyone who doesn't like it...who can't accept the bad parts of myself as well as the good parts...well, I'm sorry you feel that way. But I won't change myself--not unless you have the courage to sit down with me and tell me to my face (or at least through the IM pane) why, exactly, you don't like the way I am.