Weakness is a Gift: It Tells You What NOT to Do
Posted June 23rd, 2016 by Carroll King Schuller
Writing is so difficult for me. If I were better at communicating in the written word, it would flow, but it doesn’t work that way. Some of life flows and other parts are not so easy.
When you understand that there is a difference between what you do well and the talents you don’t have, you will begin to plan your work life differently. Once you’re out of school, you can decide what you want to focus on and begin to discern how you want to structure your success. In school, we are taught to bring all of our grades to the same level, but if you really think about it, that doesn’t make any sense. If you’re focused on being the “best” at everything (4.0 GPA!?), who will be the brilliant scientist, exceptional CEO, or one of the top 40 under 40? Who is really good at everything, and should that really be the goal? Or should your goal be to be exceptional at your brilliance?
If you change the way you look at this, all sorts of opportunities could open up both for you and your children. Instead of hiring a tutor for your children in the subjects they are not naturally adept at, consider having your children tutored in the areas they already excel in at home and in school and give them the opportunity to gain experience in those areas early in life. You yourself might decide to become an artist, even though everyone told you that no one makes a living at that. Or maybe you decide to become an architect, simply because you love it. How about becoming one of the best hospitality gurus the world has ever seen, and getting to live on an island while you do it?
The possibilities really open up to you if you can fully embrace letting go of trying to improve your weaknesses, and instead fully focus on nurturing your natural gifts.