Intellectually, we know that weakness hold us back from achieving our fullest potential.
So we hide them, minimize them, pretend that they don’t exist, or act ignorant when they are discovered.
In order to grow strong, we have to admit our weaknesses. This paradox may seem odd, but as a person, evaluating our weakness is not only necessary, it is imperative.
Most people spend their lives trying to avoid weakness in every area of life, and when they feel most vulnerable, they try to act powerful.
Contrary to some thinking, admitting to our mistakes is a sound practice to strengthen our presence.
Marcus Buckingham states that focusing on your strengths and putting your weakness “in a box” will alienate and impact your day to day life.
There is bound to be parts of your job, your life, your career, that requires you to do things that do not play up to your strengths. Look at your weakness and make an effort to change the habit.
You may find strength and growth in admitting and owning your weaknesses. In understanding this, you will discover that weakness will make you stronger.
Lead From Within: What are some of your weakness in your life today?
Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.