Five ways to use your weaknesses to your advantage

 

It’s an act of bravery to recognize our own weaknesses. And that is the first step towards changing one’s personal status quo, because instead of using such issues as excuses to justify the current outcomes, you can use your weaknesses to your advantage and find ways to transform them into steppingstones to improve and eventually reach a better state.

Here are five ways to use our flaws to our advantage and turn something negative into a positive.

  1. IT’S USUALLY NOT YOUR FAULT. Most of our weaknesses are related to either our upbringing or the circumstances around us. If we were not trained or educated on a given subject, chances are we will fail when faced with a similar situation. For example, if you are not into sports and out of shape, and then you need to climb a wall or run extremely fast, it will be too difficult to conquer such obstacle. If you want to change that, you can start by adding exercise to your daily routine. This will help you to be ready the next time that a similar situation occurs.

 

  1. YOU ARE LEARNING ABOUT YOURSELF. As mentioned above, accepting our weaknesses is a great start. You are learning about yourself and that helps you using this knowledge to make different decisions. Think of yourself as a work-in-progress. The more you learn about your weak spots, the busiest you will be improving, making changes, getting stronger. And such process will leave no time to whine and lament, bus instead you will be constantly carving your path of success.
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  1. SHARE YOUR FLAWS. Sometimes the most difficult thing to do is to share our issues with other people. The idea that “it’s nobody else’s business” can work in detriment of our goals. Allowing ourselves to be vulnerable in front of others it releases the burden of keeping our feelings bottled up. If we don’t do it, we create a situation like a dam that is about to crack, and when it does… oh boy! There’s nothing wrong with showing our human side and use those lessons to move on with our lives. You will find that a lot of people relate to you and are ready to support you. Try it! When you share, that is a great way to use your weaknesses to your advantage.

 

  1. TAKE TIME TO PROCESS. Our defects can be the reason for depression, sadness, frustration, and other negative feelings. Sometimes trying to correct something that went bad due to our limitations requires time to overcome such negative feelings. When possible, use some time (minutes, hours or even days) to process your emotions. Let it all out! Allow yourself to drown in your sorrows and hit rock bottom… and then… after you took enough time… rise… all the way up! Be ready to use that experience to learn and become better. It’s all worth it. Make it count. Make it yours!

 

  1. KEEP TRACK OF YOUR CHALLENGES. Everybody loves a great comeback! We see it in the movies, and we love it when it’s based on a true story. You can do the same with your own story. Keeping track of the hurdles and obstacles you face every day, and recalling the steps you took to overcome them, will give you enough motivation to remember that you are capable of so much more than you thought you could do. Using our past to take smart decisions in the present is the foundation of a better future.
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Everybody loves a great comeback!

Recognizing and using our weaknesses is the baseline to define goals and turn those into strengths. Use your weaknesses to your advantage. It all starts with mindful recognition and acceptance.

 

Then, we take action and start rising… all the way up!

 

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Embrace Your Struggles

When we try to be perfect, that just shows how imperfect we are.

We are born with potential, not with abilities. We are a white canvas, a blank book, an empty recipient that starts being filled when we see the first light coming out of the womb.

Potential translates into success when we say “dadda” or “momma”, or when the first smile is drawn in our face.

Walking, running, speaking, singing, reading… nothing comes with us at birth, it’s all acquired with time and practice. And the journey is hard, full of disappointments, full of obstacles, full of hard falls.

However, we keep going, we strive to conquer such obstacles during our childhood. We want to become better, and we put down the effort to do so.

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As we grow up, the motivation to improve fades away, mostly because we feel that we have reached the pinnacle and there’s no more room to become smarter, as we take for granted that the years of education and experience give us enough to navigate any storm we face in life.

What really happens is that we avoid acknowledging our fears and our need for help. We feel that accepting failure is embarrassing, incorrect, out of the question.

And what has that accomplished?

Embracing our struggles liberates us. We move on faster when we embrace the fact that we are imperfect and that we are part of an infinite chain of helping and being helped. Accept the fact that there’s here’s always someone ready to help you, and there will always be someone in need of your help.

And when you’re helping, your struggles become your best tool. When you share your struggles, you might be providing a life-changing advice to someone, because they might be about to make the same mistake that you did, and now, by learning from you, they can make a different decision. Your struggles become golden nuggets of wisdom and by sharing them you show your vulnerable side and with that… your transparency. Because nobody believes in perfection. When someone talks only about perfect things, we don’t believe that, and we walk away from such individual.

In the journey of self-improvement, you will face a lot of unsavory situations. It’s fine to try to avoid those, but if you can’t, you need to make a conscientious effort to find the lesson in it. That lesson will become the next golden nugget of wisdom that you can share with others. That’s when you improve… harvesting the life-lessons and sharing them.

My struggles have thought me a lot of things.

I hope that your struggles do the same!

Stay Safe!

 

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“It’s just like riding a bike”, they said

Life is complicated. It can be full of disappointments and obstacles.

It can be insufferable at times.

Sometimes our current life is the result of our decisions, which get combined with unfavorable conditions, resulting in madness, deceit, sorrow, or even dreadful self-low esteem.

Life is unfair.

However, regardless of your current situation, the little spark inside you is ready to ignite a big fire that will burn every negative feeling and will help you climb that giant mountain that seems unconquerable.

You will raise and will use the failures to your advantage. You will apply the new learnings and will adjust; you will make pivotal changes, new decisions, new ventures.

You will face new challenges, and will meet them head on, ready to jump the hurdles ahead, and using every opportunity to improve, to become wiser, to inspire yourself.wanttolearn2

You will take action, knowing that sometimes you’ll will and sometimes you’ll learn.

You’ll share your journey with others, your successes, and your failures. You will inspire others and support then in their own journey. You will be their guide. But you will keep being inspired by your mentors because you will never stop learning.

You will reach new levels of improvement and your success will be tremendous. You will become a better version of yourself and that will help you create your own legacy.

It might not be like riding a bike, but pretty close…

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