WORK YOUR WEAKNESSES

Throughout many circles and different walks of life, there is constant debate about whether people should be working on their strengths or their weaknesses more.

“Work only your strengths and surround yourself with those that cover your weaknesses.”

“Work your weaknesses so that they become your strengths.”

My answer…

Work both.

Our strengths are our strengths for a reason, whether that be natural ability or the fact that we have worked on them for so long that we have amassed extreme proficiency.

Our weaknesses are our weaknesses for multiple reasons. Such as, we have been so focused on what we are good at that we don’t take the time to realize our weaknesses, we know that that is our area with the highest potential for failure so we avoid it altogether, or we truly do not perceive that we have a weakness in that area.

Whatever the case, I feel that both our strengths and our weaknesses need to be worked on relentlessly.

In some cases, such as business, you can focus on your strengths and surround yourself with individuals that supplement your weaknesses. In many business cases that is extremely efficient and worthwhile.

However, in life, in my life at least, I find it important that I remain consistent with my efforts on both my strengths and my weaknesses to become as well-rounded as I can possibly be. It is never easy but it is necessary.

Persistently working on our strengths allows us the opportunity to become even better at what it is we are good at.

Knowing and perpetually working on our weaknesses allows us the opportunity to become even better at what it is we are bad or inefficient at.

This is a freeing concept because it enables a shift to take place in our minds.

We start to realize that we are truly limitless.

Our strengths are our strengths for a reason and those need to be maintained and, hopefully, improved.

Our weaknesses are our weaknesses for a reason and those need to be improved to the point of becoming proficiencies or eventual strengths.

It is a constant cycle of innovating, adapting, and evolving.

It is hard work.

It requires focus.

It requires dedication.

It requires discipline.

But most of all, it requires us to make a conscious shift in our lifestyle.

Keep your head up and keep improving.

Get after it!

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