So what are your weaknesses?
In order to overcome them you first have to acknowledge them, right? There’s no hoping they will just magically disappear.
Hard to sometimes admit but we all have weaknesses, the problem is, we tend to forget that we were intentionally created this way. If we were made perfect, without any faults or imperfections, that would be pretty dangerous don’t you think? We’d all think that WE were the best, we wouldn’t need the help of others, and we’d all be fighting to be number one.
You see God hand-picked specific gifts for each one of us and he made it a point to sprinkle them out amongst us all in order for us to rely on each other, to work together with one another, and most importantly to keep our egos in check. That’s why we were born with a burning desire to help others, that’s why we spend our lives trying to pursue purpose and meaning in life; we were created to share our gifts, to help and uplift others. If we had all the strengths that we desired, we’d have no need for anyone or anything outside of ourselves.
So what’s a girl to do?
So ladies, embrace your weaknesses, consider them a friend and not a foe because they will always be somebody else’s strength, just like your strengths will always be somebody else’s weakness, it’s just a relationship waiting to happen. Accept that no one is perfect (yes, even the girl in the next cubicle, next office, or next blog who seems to have it all together – she doesn’t) she is just good at honing in on her strengths and having others help her with her weaknesses.
So I challenge you to first acknowledge and accept your weaknesses, to then build upon your strengths, and then get out there and start reaching out and building relationships with others who can help build up your weaknesses. There are a whole lot of people out there who have what you need and there are just as many, who need what you have.
So let the relationships begin…
I’d love to know what your weaknesses and/or your strengths are; this is an opportunity to connect women with other women. If your strength is organization, there may be someone who is a hot mess right now and could use your help, if your strength is being Super-Mom, I’m sure there are many new moms who could use a tip or two, maybe your weakness is public speaking, there may be someone who could help you along. So feel free to share away in the comments below.
To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.
P.S. My weakness (or should I say one of my weaknesses) is prioritizing, I want to do it all and I want to do it all NOW and end up blowing a fuse or two because of it, so please, please, send your tips my way!