We all have weaknesses, pretty much explains that we are humans. we behave inept at times, we fear when we don’t have to. And some times, we act so childish that we wonder at other times if that was necessary.
If you have read through Tim Laye’s “Why we act the way we do” you get to understand the four basic temperaments and can easily point out their strength and weaknesses. unfortunately people are quick to see the bad side of something before the good. And even when your strength become so obvious as a result of deliberate effort. They still begin to look deeper just to catch a glimpse of your weakness. Here is why you must look away:
Everyone else is already doing that for you: I guess because people know that you cannot be 100% accurate on everything. Which is very true, they tend to want to look out for points where you are wrong. We can’t stop them. I am sure it’s part of life. You do that too, even without knowing. So, without your permission, eyes are already looking out for and pointing out your weaknesses. Should you join them?
Would you rather join people to enlarge your weakness, no you shouldn’t. a lot of persons are already doing that for you. Let them do their job, the best part is you don’t even have to pay them. Work on something else, do something better for yourself. focus on your strength.
Your weakness will blackmail you: This is how this happens, when you focus on your weakness, it has a way of reminding you not to do anything counter to it. It gives you the picture of “you know I’m here, if you do anything worthwhile, people will find out I’m here, to your own disadvantage. you don’t want that right? I don’t want that either.”
Talk of low self esteem, that’s how it begins. Trust me, low self esteem is a game you don’t want to play. Please note, it’s not only when you swerve back that you have a low self esteem, when you always like to bully people or bring people down, it could be a way of hiding or covering up your inferiority complex.
So, what do you do now? you have to look away! When you look away, it knows you no longer care whether people see it, people will always see it anyway, whether people talk about it, people will always talk about it. Then you can go ahead and do wonders with your life.
Focus on your strength: This is the most important. This is the reason why we are even talking about this.
Looking away from your weakness gives you ample time to focus on your strength. Do not underestimate the power of focus. Focusing on a subject helps to bring that subject to light. The more reason you should not focus on your weakness.
There are too many beauties about you, you are yet to even explore. Stop criticizing yourself, everyone has their own weakness. if you focus on your weakness, every other person will do that too. if you focus on your strength , people will learn to do that as well.
The ball is on your court now. it has always been though.
Mercy Omoregie is a New Media Consultant and Content Strategist. She consults on content creation for personal and business growth, helping businesses develop strategic web content to promote their brands online.
Mercy Omoregie is a Script Writer and a member of the team of writers for the Executive Governor of Edo State.
Mercy is a humanitarian, with passion for personal and business development in Africa. Along with her team, she organizes digital skills training for teenagers in secondary schools. Plus, other online exclusive master classes that inspire and empower young people to fully maximize their potential. Leveraging the digital space!
Mercy is the Convener of the Content Strategy Forum (CSF), Africa's number one forum that trains young graduates, career professionals and entrepreneurs on content development and strategies.
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