The first step towards strength, starts with admitting your weaknesses.
Most people love to talk about their strengths, but don’t like to admit that they have weaknesses. Myself included. Can you guess my weakness? You’re my weakness.
Say what!? It’s true, I’m not perfect. I struggle with all the same things most people do. For example: I confess, I sometimes hate the idea of being trained. Lord help the trainer that has to train me (shaking my head). Yes, even trainers need to be trained from time to time. I’m resolved to confront this weakness and I’m actively working on changing it. I fight with my imperfections and embrace them everyday.
You’re my weakness
Most people think that the ability to achieve their goals will depend on their greatest strengths. However, focusing on your strengths doesn’t address the cause of your inability to make changes. To overcome the real obstacles, you need to get to the root of the problem before you can remove them.
Nobody likes to admit, much less focus on, their weaknesses. Yet, when you gain self-knowledge – both appreciating your strengths and confronting your weaknesses – you’re opening up new possibilities for personal growth and goal attainment.
Excuses for Weaknesses
Have you ever heard people make excuses for poor performance? They follow it with an explanation like this: “That’s just the way I am.” or “It’s part of my DNA.” or, “I’m just not good at that.” Then they blow it off like it’s acceptable.
It’s not acceptable. It’s an excuse.
Don’t be uncomfortable with facing your weaknesses. Instead, be willing to consider the information in a positive and constructive way, and then make a plan to fix it and move on.
“My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.” ~ Michael Jordan
Dear Michael Jordan,
Don’t fret, you’re not the only one who is imperfect. Michael, I l-o-v-e your quote!! *Mind blown* we are sooo alike.
Folks, apparently, I’m exactly like Michael Jordan! Because, mentally we share a common gene…competitiveness. True, I’m not 6 ft 6 in & NBA Most Valuable Player 5-times and NBA Finals MVP 6 times. But, I’m up for new challenge. Are you?
My Three Challenges For You
1. Change Your Perspective.
Never again allow yourself to think or believe that weaknesses are irrelevant. You can change weaknesses into strengths.
2. Acknowledge your weaknesses.
The first step towards improving your weaknesses is to openly acknowledge them. Write them down.
3. Be Intentional.
Choose one weakness and start working on it today. Hope this helps!
ICYMI – You’re my weakness and I’m a helper at heart. So there you have it.
What was the last excuse you used regarding a weakness?
What is your fitness weakness?
***Disclaimer: Always check with your doctor first before starting new fitness routines to ensure that they’re right for you.***All opinions expressed are 100% my own.