Awareness Is the First Step
First, there is a yen to every yang. Where there is good, there is bad; where there is right, there is wrong; and, where there is strength, there is also weakness. There is nothing wrong with this because, honestly, no one can be good at everything. There are many different rules of thought on how to treat your weaknesses. Some feel that you should cultivate them and always strive to get better in these areas; others think you should leave them alone. My opinion – why spend valuable time developing and cultivating qualities within you that have a cap because they are not tapping into your natural ability? The hard truth is, no matter how hard you work on your weaknesses, they will never outshine your strengths. Why? Because they were not the Universal qualities that have been instilled in you to live out your purpose. Remain aware of who you really are, what feels good to you? Do that!
Secondly, how do you know what your weaknesses are? Just like your strengths are things in which you excel naturally in, your weaknesses are just the opposite. If you find something to be extremely challenging and it doesn’t come natural to you at all, chances are, it’s a weakness. Contrary to my statement earlier, your weaknesses are not meant to be ignored. We all have room to improve in many different areas; however, you don’t need to spend excessive amounts of time trying to be an expert in an area you know to be a natural weakness. Focus that effort on your strengths. The best way to combat your weaknesses is to surround yourself with others who are strong in that area.
We are all different and therefore, have skills and qualities in many different areas. Build a team around you of people that are different from you. Celebrate those differences. Have you ever heard the acronym for TEAM? Together everyone achieves more; that means everyone on the team works in their strengths to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the team.
Find others that can fills the gaps in your life. Slowly but surely, you’ll find by association, you’ll start to grow stronger in your weaknesses. For instance, maybe you don’t have a dynamic personality and really don’t communicate well with others. This is a weakness you might want to expand on to enhance the relationships in your life. It may not be in your path to become a dynamic speaker or politician, but by forming friendships with people that do have that path, by default, your communication skills and engagement with others will improve.
Third, Reflection. Take some time to reflect on areas that you may be weak. This is sometimes a harder self-analysis, because we don’t really like to focus on things we’re not good at, and sometimes we may find ourselves in self-denial, thinking we are good in areas that we really aren’t. Remember, you can’t be good at everything; everyone has some weaknesses. Once you know what they are, make a decision to limit the time you invest in them; your priority should always be to operate in your strength zone. Once you know where your weaknesses are, find others whose strengths occupy that space, and complete your life. Weaknesses are a natural part of human nature; don’t sweat the small stuff.
Looking forward and Grateful for today,
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Believe You Can Move Beyond Your Now!
Right Now Where Do You Believe You Can Be, Do, or Have?
Let yourself know you are a person who has within you More
It’s only You who is stopping You from moving to a new level… right?
I Feel You Are In There… Inside Yourself Is The Person Who Loves You!
At the Core of Your Being… What Is Your Greatest Desire?
How to increase the life of those around you comes when you Increase YOUR life first!!! PERIOD!
“One of the most surprising things I have discovered about the sales profession is that sales and life are quite similar. In life, you get out what you have put in. In sales, your success depends on your effort”. Gillian Hennessy-Ortega, author of It’s Not Where You Start, It’s Where you Finish!
This quote says it all, the realization that you are responsible for all of your actions, be it small or big. When you begin to take note of just how each little action you choose to make is setting into motion a future result for yourself, is eye opening. For each thought you think about, what you believe is going to happen in your life is causing your life to develop into what you believe it will become.
Your emotional health is the most important aspect of your life because you emotions are your indicator of how your life is developing. An example, when you are thinking great things will happen in your life and then you feel like you don’t believe it, then it doesn’t happen you feel sure that something outside of you made it happen… but what actually happened was your feeling it will not happen sent the vibration out that you did not expect it to happen, so it did not happen. Are you getting this?
Let’s just experiment, think of something you would like to have in your life, (ex. SeaDoo Riding in Florida) what would it feel like to have it in your life right now? What would it feel like to enjoy it with others? How are you preparing for it in your life right now? Are you waiting until you have it in your life to prepare for it? How do you get ready for a vacation? Years, months, weeks, days before it you are preparing for it right? So, why wouldn’t you do that for everything in your life?
These choices may appear to be futile and you may not care much at the time of making these choices, however,they will determine your results. Just think where you are today is exactly the results of who you believed yourself to be months ago. Amazing isn’t it?
Once this knowing took root in my mind I begin to pay close attention to all my thoughts…. as much as possible!
I encourage you to pay attention, close attention to what you are thinking about… On a moment-by-moment basis… If not, when something happens to you, take a moment and think about it… Do you or do you hear people say “I knew that was going to happen” they are so correct because what you think about you bring about, can you see how that works out?
When you say it you must feel it as well!! Your feelings are the magic!
Seeing You Burst with Abundance!
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