I’m a talker who married a quiet person. I bet that’s no surprise. Over the years I’ve learned that my strength is my weakness. I talk too much. I’ve learned that I don’t have to fill silence with the melodic sound of my own voice. I’ve also learned that a few moments of silence is an invitation for my wife to begin talking and when she starts talking, I listen. She’s quiet not dumb. When she starts talking she says so much smart stuff my head spins.
Your greatest strength is your weakness. You’ll fail if you don’t expand.
- If you are a great talker, you talk too much. Listen more.
- If you are a great listener, you listen too much. Talk more.
- If you are great at execution, you rely too much on getting things done. Dream more.
- If you are a dreamer, you launch too quickly. Execute more.
- If you are great at encouraging, people walk all over you. Confront more.
- If you are great at discernment, you walk over others. Comfort more.
- If you are great at organization, you’re inflexible. Adapt more.
- If you are creative, you’re scatterbrained. Ask more questions.
- If you are a detail person, you’re rigid. Try things more.
Your greatest strength makes you interesting and useful. Use it, follow it, and leverage it for the good of others. However, it doesn’t take long for a one string banjo to irritate any listener. You’ll reach higher by adding a few strings to your instrument.
What weaknesses correspond to your strengths? Have you seen someone’s strength become their downfall?
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