Allow Your Weaknesses to Drive Your Success: 4 Simple Strategies
Allowing your weakness to drive your success seems almost like an oxymoron. We normally look to our weaknesses so can learn how to overcome them and leave them far behind. When you embrace them, you will feel a sense of empowerment. This feeling allows you to then master and leverage those lessor skills to drive up your success.
When you think about the most successful people you know, do you ever think about their weaknesses? I’m not talking about picking on them and trying to tear them down. That is counterproductive for everyone, including you achieving your goals. I mean, with the high impact of social media at an all-time high on our perspectives and our need for a quick fix, we seem to be only looking at people’s highlight reels. This is where we see smiles with captions about happiness and success. But what about everything else? The in between moments that most us don’t like to share or give life to.
Your biggest role models have weaknesses too. Everyone does! So why are you reluctant to admit or embrace your own? Let’s debunk this myth right now. Your weaknesses can drive your success if you let them. It starts with facing them, and it begins with these reasons why facing your weaknesses can help you in the long run.
It Boosts Your Strength
Here’s the dichotomy: Admitting to your weaknesses makes you stronger. Fact! Ignoring your weakness doesn’t make it go away. It makes it stay and fester. On the flip side, once you acknowledge you’re lacking in one area, you can learn how to improve. Day by day, you’ll be able to transform this weakness into something much better. Making your stronger. Knowledge is power and here the power drives your success.
With Clarity, Chasing Your Dreams Becomes Easier
When you put your intention and focus on self-improvement, you will, well improve. Fact! It all starts with outlining and identifying your weaknesses and strengths. In business planning this is the “S” and “W” in the S.W.A.T. analysis. In this instance, you are zooming in and looking at your own personal strengths and weaknesses. Start the personal dialogue by thinking about what you’re good at. Then, ask some friends or family members. After, move your attention to the areas you feel you are lacking in. This is the hardest part but the most essential. When you finish, you will find clarity for your path forward. This clarity is an essential growing exercise for yourself. As you grow, you become stronger and allows it easier for you to chase your dreams.
Get Ahead of the Curve
When you are behind the curve, everything seems to be an uphill battle. And if you are not clear on where you need to go, then the climbing becomes much more challenging. Let’s face it. When you feel weak, you may be a little hard on yourself. You are not alone. Everyone has this issue of beating themselves up. The important part is to know how to get out of this situation and quick. The longer this goes on, the negative self-talk, it will lead to more serious issues.
We know them as low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety. It is essential that before it gets to that point, you look at your weaknesses as areas for improvement rather than bad qualities. Shifting your perspective will allow you to move faster out of the negative self-talk and get ahead of the curve. Please, if you struggle with depression or anxiety, it is best to seek support from professionals. There is no shame is raising your hand for help.
It’s About Improvement
Facing your weaknesses isn’t a fleeting game. It’s a constant state of improvement. Sure, the improvement begins with facing your flaws, but it goes so far beyond that. Self-improvement is a remedy for anxieties, doubts, and insecurities. We know that the number one killer of confidence is self-doubt. And you also know that being hard on yourself is … hard. No one needs that – ever! Instead, look at your weaknesses as candidates for improvement. Shifting your perspective and relabeling your weaknesses is a great start to driving your success.
Are you ready for a road to success? It starts with fessing up to who you are right now, thinking about who you want to be, and planning how you’ll get there.