Being a huge tennis fan (loving all that determination, passion and focus) I heard a TV commentator, ex-tennis player speak about an up and coming new blood on the courts, saying; She knows her strengths she just needs to build on them. But also, she must learn to improve her weaknesses. Knowing Your Strengths and Weaknesses! It made me ask myself, what are my strengths and weaknesses? Not an easy question to answer is it? But it is something that is key to our achievements and successes in Biz-Niz and Relationships.
For example, I know I can write. Ask me to create a blog, short story, article even a poem or two and I would get to it straight away. But ask me to write a novel of 50,000 words, well, I have learnt to say, “pass” because I know it’s not for me – now!
It’s just not my forte. In fact, I have two incomplete novels rusting on a shelf somewhere! I know others who are really hot on writing the long form and so when an offer comes up, I recommend them.
-My strengths and weaknesses are twins in the same womb – Marge Piercy
Knowing what your hot points are, the parts that shine and excel – is such a confidence boost. Isn’t it?
-Believe in yourself, our strength grows out of our weakness – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Here are three suggestions to create an awareness of your pros and cons:
* Start taking a weekly check on your achievements and progresses, even the little ones. They all count and they all add up.
* Equally important to recognise what you are avoiding, shoving to the bottom of the pile, not even including on your ‘to do list’.
* Are you feeling comfortable? Maybe too comfortable, because without a few smart risks changes do not happen.
Knowing your strengths and weaknesses is part of understanding your USP – your Unique Special Personality!
What are your strengths?
Do you know your weaknesses?
Isn’t it time to face them down so you can learn and grow more?
So here is the Vlog with more of Georgia’s Gems
And, a Blog post to remind you that Mistakes are part of the learning curve of life.