6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Monday, July 26, 2010

My Weaknesses

"Success is achieved by developing our strengths,
not by eliminating our weaknesses."
Marilyn von Savant

Have you ever thought about how your weaknesses can eventually become your strengths? I still remember when I threw shot put in high school. I could do the footwork. I tried but my body would not comply. This was a weakness for sure compared to some of the girls spinning around the circle. My strengths? Long strong arms and an explosive follow-through. I used my strengths, made up my own version of the footwork, and placed second in State my senior year.

Why am I telling you this? First, because I have jury duty today so I only have time for a quick post. Second, and more importantly, to tell you do not eliminate your weaknesses!! Find ways to make your strength shine, learn from your weaknesses and keep moving!

HAPPY MONDAY!

13 comments:

Lisa said...

I read an interesting article that said working on your weaknesses only makes you mediocre. But fully utilizing your strengths makes you outstanding.

marathonmaiden said...

interesting. i'm totally trying to put that into practice and learn from my weaknesses in my testing!

Angie Bishop said...

Its all about perspective and I like this one!
Thanks Mel :)

Melissa said...

mine is patience. Which sucks during running long distances because I get bored. Really, really bored.

Stronger.Faster. said...

Thanks for the encouragement! I'm battling some weaknesses right now. Keep up the good work!

Denise said...

i couldn't agree more. you can turn any weakness into someother strength.

enjoy jury duty. :-/

Marlene said...

Great post! Hope Jury Duty goes okay....

MISS YOU!

262tothefinishline said...

Thanks for this post. I am more than dealing with weknesses right now, but this shot post offers lots of encouragements.

Kiesha said...

Couldn't have said it better myself. I've always beleived that if we focus on our strengths and not dwell on our weaknesses then we can be more fullfilled in our daily strife.

On another note, isn't it true that we tend to compare our weaknesses with another's strengths. Not very fair to ourselves.

Thanks for the quote. I'd love to add it to my Fri Fav's if that's okay.

Coachhrd said...

I agree! I have always been a "glass half full" type of person, so focus on the positive, not the destructive. Good luck w/ jury duty.

A Runner's Mind said...

Love the quote! Thx! - Jenny

Staci Dombroski said...

Have fun at jury duty :)

Cynthia O'H said...

In my field, I have to focus on the strengths and needs of my students. I use their strengths to build their needs. That way, it's a win-win. Sometimes, it just takes a while.