This post has a follow-up here: Weaknesses are a leaky boat
What are your weaknesses? Have you thought about this?
Knowing what your weaknesses are is a major step towards gaining power over various aspects of your life that may often seem beyond your control.
Whether your weaknesses are exploited by others or simply ways in which you unwittingly sabotage your ambitions, your relationships or yourself, your weaknesses will continue to have power over you until you gain power over them.
Many of a person’s weaknesses are disguised as bad habits. They manifest themselves in actions we often perform without thinking.
The good news is that because they’re habits, we can choose to replace them with better behaviors.
Bad habits can be difficult to break, but if you plan on living a long, healthy, and prosperous life, don’t you owe it to yourself to make a conscious effort to improve the things in your life that you have the power to control?
When you make improving yourself in meaningful ways a priority in your life, you not only improve your life as a result of those priorities, you begin to make a positive difference in the lives of those around you.
Good behavior inspires good behavior.
What are your weaknesses?
What are the triggers that cause you to act in ways that are contrary to the person you want to be?
What are the things you do without thinking that are having a negative impact on your life, your health, your career, or your relationships?
If you’ve never given these questions any thought, you not only leave yourself open to self-sabotaging behavior, you are vulnerable to being exploited by others.
Common self-defeating behaviors:
- Quick to anger
- Easily frustrated
- Feelings of self-pity
- Low self-esteem
- Lack of self-awareness
- Lack of self-discipline
- Lack of knowledge
- Lack of motivation
- Lack of focus
- Bigoted views
- Feelings of superiority
- An inflated sense of importance
- Poor social skills
- Habitual quitting
- Follow-up: Weaknesses are a leaky boat
- Lanes Merge Ahead
- Dear Self
- Ways to find encouragement: Train (or re-train) your brain
- Setting the table of your life.
- Habitual inspiration
- Your voice is a choice. Always.
- Losing your shit
- One less idiot
- One less rhinoceros (intentions vs actions & dealing with mean people)
- Break the chain
- Talking shit
- Anger and hate dig holes. Love and kindness move mountains.
- The justification of everything
- Achieving personal goals: Make a commitment to yourself
- You may not always know what to do, but you can always choose…
- Are you awake?
- The courage to be imperfect