Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Working On Our Weaknesses, and Exploiting Our Strengths.
What's going on guys? Welcome to another edition of 'Brad H.'s Perspective'! Hope everyone is doing well and maintaining. Like I always seem to mention in my posts; if you're giving this post a reading right now, I greatly appreciate you taking out the time to do that. This is something that I cannot say enough. I know that it has been a month or so since I've last posted, but I'm back at it again and feeling motivated once more. One of the reasons for the absence was that a close relative recently gave birth to a son. Most of the family pulled together to help her out during that time, which is something that family should always do in my opinion. Since the birth, everything has pretty much gotten back to normal for everyone, and the baby was born completely healthy. That is truly a blessing! Alright, lets go ahead and get into this week's topic.
So for this time around, we'll be talking about strengths and weaknesses, as well as the importance of recognizing and using them to our advantages. Before I go any further, I want to let it be known that whatever strengths or weaknesses that an individual may possess is completely subjective to their own lives. The idea with this post is not to gauge another person's qualities, but rather encourage others (as well as myself) to look within to determine what strengths and weaknesses we possess. Again, it's totally subjective. Now I'm a firm believer that in order to properly fix a problem that exists within our lives, we must first acknowledge that there are problems first. As I mentioned earlier, it seems that most of us don't like admitting to having weaknesses. If this is indeed the case, then how can we work on any weaknesses we may have if we're not making the effort to address them?
On the flip side of our weaknesses lies our strengths. While many people are easily able to determine what their personal strengths are in this life, there are others that seem to have a harder time recognizing them. There are some people that will even concede that they do not have any real strengths to contribute to themselves or this world, which is something that I personally disagree with. I believe that one of the biggest traits that a person that doesn't acknowledge having any strengths is probably a lack of confidence. That right there is an entirely different topic however, one that might be addressed in a future post. At any rate, there are many of us whom possess good and positive strengths that we don't even use to better our lives. Again, in order to use a strength to our advantage, we must first know what our strengths are.
Now that we've talked about strengths and weaknesses, it's time to get down to the heart of what I'm attempting to get across. Now just because we all possess various weaknesses in our lives, it doesn't mean that those weaknesses cannot be worked on. Some people have no trouble at all knowing what their weaknesses are, but still make the conscience choice to not to work on betting those weaknesses. I know that it isn't possible to work on every single weakness we may have. However, I'm talking about the weaknesses that actually play a role in making our lives better. As for our strengths, many of us may know what areas of life we excel at, however, we still choose not to exploit those strengths in a way that will help ourselves. Life is a process that deals with growth and change. How can we change if we don't work on better our weaknesses, and how can we grow as people if we do not exploit our talents? If you ask me, there can't be any growth or change if we maintain the same mindset.
From my perspective, there's nothing wrong having weaknesses. However, I think the problems creep in when we decide that we're not even going to attempt to work on strengthening those weaknesses. In my opinion, the same logic applies to our strengths. If we're not using our strengths to our advantage in life, then possessing those strengths really isn't serving us any purpose. We have to make the decision to work on our strengths and weaknesses daily. Remember that each new day is another opportunity to either get better, or get worse. If you have a hard time identifying your strengths and weaknesses, spend some time daily looking for areas in your life that may need improvement. Finally, never allow another person to make you feel bad because of any weaknesses you may possess. We're all flawed individuals, and just because you don't excel in an area of life, that doesn't mean you're any lesser than anyone else.
I think I've written enough for now, so I'm going to go ahead and sign off for this time. My hope is that there was some meaning and understanding gained from reading this. Once again I want to thank those of you that stop by, and I appreciate your continued support. This has been another edition of 'Brad H.'s Perspective'. I'll see you all next time. Peace!
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