Just because we know our failings, our weaknesses, does not always mean we avoid them.
We may know that we are not good with money, relationships, or commitments, yet that knowledge does not always help us from avoiding the missteps we make in those arenas.
Yes, as we bring more awareness and consciousness into those areas, we can begin to change our behaviors and create new patterns. And still it should not surprise us that we still over-pay sometimes, or that we are attracted to the wrong kind of person for us.
Awareness of the issue is key. Awareness brings understanding and engages the mind to work differently. Yet when we engage the heart and body, then we rewire and recreate new patterns in our lives.
Building new muscle takes time and repetition. It takes resistance and training. This is true whether it is for physical muscle or emotional/energetic muscle.
The process can be short or long, so having compassion and patience will aid us tremendously. Getting things right the first time is not as important as getting it in our system, fully, deeply, and making it our new reality.