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The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.
-- Anais Nin


Saturday, November 30, 1996

Exploit your weakness

It’s good to know your strengths, and equally useful to know your weaknesses. For when you’re aware of your weaknesses, when you’re willing to admit them and face them, you’ve identified a powerful path for personal growth.

Take a look at yourself. What is holding you back? What is keeping you from living the life you want to live? What part of yourself, is constantly disappointing you? Be honest with yourself. What is your greatest weakness?

When you know your weakness, you know where to put your effort. After all, if you’re great with managing your money, but a lousy public speaker, wouldn’t it pay you to put your effort into improving your speaking skills, rather than improving your money managing skills?

We have a tendency to want to do the things we’re good at. And, indeed, we must make full use of our gifts. But we also must grow. And that means identifying our weaknesses and working on them.

When you look right at your greatest weakness, and decide to do something about it, suddenly it goes from a liability to an asset. Suddenly you have found a way to be highly effective, to make a major difference in your life.

Your weaknesses are lessons waiting to be learned.

— Ralph Marston

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