Strengths are the areas in which we do well and most times, they have served us perfectly.
However, there are certain times our strengths become weaknesses.
Maybe growing up we are applauded for being smart, outspoken, bold and daring and they have served us well but as we begin to experience life, a different ‘us’ is demanded. This can be a trying time but it is definitely a most defining time. How we respond to this period will determine if we move forward or stay stuck. We can choose to grow, evolve and become better or we can stay defending habits that no longer serve us positively.
We all know that one person considered most likely to succeed who made a huge mess of things in their lives.
In order to ensure that our strengths do not become weakness, we need to do the following;
- Do a SWOT analysis of ourselves and celebrate ourselves; yes, it is important to know yourself and be grateful for every strength and seeming weakness that you have.
- Develop situational awareness; a close friend likes to call it ‘Village sense’ which is the ability to look at situations realistically and make accurate judgement calls.
- Adjust yourself to suit the situation; sit down, be humble! yes, the reasonable person adapts to suit the situation while the unreasonable person forces the world to adapt to him. Listen to life when it tries to teach you so you don’t keep repeating the same mistakes.