The Right Way To Look At Your Flaws: As The Flipside Of Strengths

The Right Way To Look At Your Flaws: As The Flipside Of Strengths
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We all have flaws, but you needn’t dwell on them. Being flawed in one aspect of your life simply means that you are strong in another.

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It’s easy to get yourself down when you focus on all the things you don’t do very well. It’s perfectly normal to have flaws, but if the thought of your flaws is always getting you down, change your perspective on them. Meredith Walters at The Change Blog suggests that flaws are merely the flipside of your strengths:

As a natural worrier, I had a hard time seeing how obsessing over what could go wrong could possibly be a strength. But what I’ve found is that my tendency to worry is directly tied to my ability to plan. As a friend recently pointed out, I’m great with logistics. I know exactly what is needed to turn an idea into action. I’ve seen it in myself and others over and over: those who worry also tend to be capable of making marvellous plans.

For me, I struggle with execution; constantly getting stuck because I’m afraid something isn’t good enough. The flipside of that, however, is a strength. I always try to give my best work, no matter what. So ask yourself what your flaws are and identify the flipsides of each one. Suddenly, your flaws really are your greatest strengths. Remember, perspective can change everything.

5 Reasons You Can Be Glad You’re Flawed [The Change Blog]