As adults the majority of us are well aware of our strengths and weaknesses. We can put on a good show and even fool others but we cannot lie to ourselves. We may choose not to admit the weaknesses to others for fear of appearing weak or vulnerable.
Your weaknesses should in no way hinder you but be a work in progress. Especially if you need to develop on your weakness in order to excel in your field or if it is having an unhealthy effect on the way you view yourself.
Starting with the positives first, my strengths are;
5. Problem solver
My two weaknesses (I deliberately chose just a few – trust me, there are more!)
I recall studying mathematics at secondary (high) school. I was able to do general calculations but anything like complex algebra went way over my head and to be honest it still does. I accepted defeat and felt an element of shame that I just could not grasp it. Do you know I even retook the following year to receive the exact same grade – who does that?!!
At times it niggles at me that I do not ‘get’ complex mathematics and on occasion I have questioned my intelligence because of it. I am slowly learning that I cannot expect to excel in everything. I remind myself that I have major strengths in other areas.
This quote by Melchor Lim sums it up;
“Every one of us has our own strengths and weaknesses, it is only when you accept everything you are and are not, that you will truly succeed”.
Can you easily identify your strengths and weaknesses?
How important is it for you to work on your weaknesses?
How comfortable are you in discussing these with others?