Self-discovery isn’t always pleasant.
Then again, perhaps I’m not truly discovering anything I don’t already know about myself when I come to grips with my shortcomings. It’s like Paul said:
Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. …
What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! (Romans 7:21, 24-25.)
I know my faults, and take refuge in Paul’s conclusion: I am delivered from myself through the work of Jesus.
That is something worth discovering.