Weaknesses or Not??

So this post is not so much a tip as it is a general ideology I have been thinking about lately regarding individual weaknesses and how we deal with them. I realized that I have been making the mistake of seeing my weaknesses as shameful or embarrassing rather than embracing them and seeing them as room for potential growth. Looking back on my life so far I would say this has been one of the biggest mistakes I have made. By trying to cover up or disguise our weaknesses we are wasting energy that could be put towards improving ourselves and overcoming them. Think about it…. which person would you have more respect for: The person trying so hard to forge a conversation about a political topic (that they clearly have no real, deep knowledge of) in order to hide their weakness on the subject OR the person who has the convidence to say ” You know, I don’t know much about that topic”. I think that most people would agree with me that the person trying to fake a conversation would earn the least amount of respect in the long run, while meanwhile the person who admits that they do not know much about the topic is leaving the door open to listen and learn more about a topic they didn’t know much about before thus leading to more knowledge and personal growth for them in the long run. People have respect for people who are ” real” and can show they are not perfect so revealing your faults can actually help lead to better relationships with those around you. Now I am not saying we should all take a defeatist attitude toward our weaknesses by always saying. ” I can’t do that”, or ” I don’t know anything about that”. We should always TRY our best. I am just saying we should not be ashamed of our weaknesses because they are a huge part of what makes us who we are as individuals. It is OKAY to not know the answer or be good at everything; if everyone was perfect the world would be a pretty boring place. So my challenge to everyone ( including myself) is to try to see your weaknesses as room for improvement and expansion of yourself from now on. Thanks for reading Nikki

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