Day 187 (A Hundred & Eighty-Seven) of 365 days
If the world were to be perfect, you would be really good at everything you need to have, a successful business and a successful life. Then again, in an ideal world, you’d also have fantastic hair, abs of steel, and a winning lottery ticket in your pocket.
Here in this imperfect world, we all have to face the fact that we’re good at some things, just passable at others, and downright lousy at some that are really important. If you’re a perfectionist, this can be frustrating because you want to be good at everything. Worse, you may believe you have to be good at everything because you’re the only one who can make your goals a success. Well, guess what? You’re not good at everything, and neither is anyone else.
Everyone has personal weaknesses. Those of us who are wise recognize them and try to overcome these character flaws. Others ignore their personal weaknesses and find themselves repeating mistakes and leading unfulfilled lives. The secret to self-improvement is to discover your fallibilities and either correct them or find a way to turn them into strengths.
I have many weaknesses. Only my mother thinks that I am perfect. But I see the flaws. Just as I look into a mirror and examine my face on a daily basis, I also look into my soul to see my inner imperfections. While a little Botox can fix your outer defects, the inner journey to self-improvement is not quite as easy. You have to be able to see your own faults. The secret of how to overcome your personal weaknesses lies within you and how willing you are to look within your true self.
To overcome your personal weaknesses, you have to think about what you like about your personality and what you wish you could change. I did this experiment myself. I found some good points about my personality and then examined the parts that I disliked. After you have recognized your weaknesses, examine them to see if they can be turned into strengths.
No matter what your personal weaknesses are, there is a way to change the behavior pattern or turn a personality flaw into a strength. You have to be willing to admit to yourself that you are not infallible, not perfect, and have faults. Write them down. Think about some of the unflattering things people who you care for have said about you. As long as you have the strength to identify and deal with your personal weakness, you can only continue to grow and evolve as a happy person in the world.