Thought of the Day

“Weaknesses are just strengths in the wrong environment.”

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We usually beat ourselves up for our weaknesses. Meanwhile, we celebrate our strengths. But what if we’re able to celebrate our weaknesses just as much as we celebrate what we’re good at?

This quote, by Marianne Cantwell, challenges us to stop referring to our weaknesses as such. We can actually think of them as strengths.

Things we may conventionally consider a weakness, like being slow, loud, soft spoken, spontaneous, or overly caution are not bad in and of themselves. They just need to be placed in an environment where they are valuable traits.

So we can stop beating ourselves up for our weaknesses and know that it’s all a matter of finding the environment where they can thrive.

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