Quotes that fueled musings about weakness

Quotes that fueled musings about weakness

weakness of characterSome recent events and conversations have spurred a newfound interest in me looking at how we approach our personal weaknesses.

Weaknesses can trip us up if we’re not thoughtful and compassionate in how we approach them. How?

Consider:

 

  • We can focus too much on trying to turn a weakness into a strength and lose sight of what we’re really good at.
  • We can let an obsession with a real or perceived weakness become a road block that holds us back no matter how good we may be in other areas.
  • We can let others use our weaknesses against us or to control us.
  • We can be blind to our weaknesses, which harms ourselves as well as those around us because of our failure to see and accept

Our weaknesses are an essential part of who we are. Perhaps you’ll find some inspiration in one of those quotes for effectively managing yours.

Quotes about weakness

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Quotes about intention

Quotes about intention

intentionBecause of a unanticipated turn of financial fate, my friend has been forced to abandon her dream path and return to a full-time job.

Yesterday she asked me to help her not lose sight of her dream, to not let her get caught in the work-a-day business world vortex and disappear into a swirl of reports, bottom line analyses, and singular focus on climbing the corporate ladder.

She wants me to help her remember that success carries many definitions.

Which got me to thinking about intentions. (more…)

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3 gifts for the “I’m right/you’re wrong” folks

3 gifts for the “I’m right/you’re wrong” folks

stay positiveSeveral times over the last few months, I’ve either been a participant in, or observer to, situations in which an individual felt free to lash out with a personal attack when faced with a point of view they didn’t support. They went directly to the I am right and you are wrong space.

Their actions, comments, and responses certainly flew in the face of Aristotle’s debate counsel in Rhetoric that one must make one’s case without meanness. (more…)

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Can something imperfect still be beautiful?

Can something imperfect still be beautiful?

life lessons from dead treeSeveral years ago lightning struck and killed the tall pine tree in the small wooded area across the street from our home.

Today the tree still stands tall, its branches bare and bleached, a resting spot for eagles, cranes, and other waterfowl.

To my eyes, the tree is starkly beautiful and endlessly fascinating. Others in the neighborhood see it as a nuisance to be cut down. (more…)

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