If you’re not good at something, is it a weakness?
If you’re good at something, is it a strength?
No, it’s not that simple.
There’s a difference between natural talents or strengths, and things that you learn over time by building skills and knowledge.
There are many things that when you start out, you will be unskilled. That’s not a weakness.
I’ll pause right there, to let that sink in.
Own Finding Your Strengths
It’s a key concept when you’re trying to figure out your strengths and weaknesses.
While I wish there was one simple way for you to just figure out your strengths, in my experience it’s not that simple.
There are many great lenses, but at the end of the day, you really own figuring out what your strengths are.
Tests, lenses and feedback provide the clues, but you have to test what works for you.
You spend time with yourself 24×7, so the least you can do is figure yourself out, if you haven’t already .
In your journey through life, you’re going to meet many people with Domineering Personalities: the Loud, the Obnoxious, those that noisily stake their claims in your territory and everywhere else they set foot on.
This is the blueprint of a Predators. Predators prey on Gentleness, Peace, Calmness, Sweetness and any positivity that they sniff out as weakness. Anything that is Happy and At Peace they mistake for weakness.
It’s not your job to change these people, but it’s your job to show them that your Peace and Gentleness do not equate to WEAKNESS.
I have always appeared to be Fragile and Delicate but the thing is, I am not Fragile and I am not Delicate. I am very gentle but I can show you that the gentle also possess a poison.
I COMPARE MYSELF TO SILK. People mistake silk to be weak but a silk handkerchief can protect the wearer from a gunshot.
There are many people who will want to befriend you if you fit the description of what they think is weak; predators want to have friends that they can dominate over because that makes them feel strong and important.
THE TRUTH IS THAT PREDATORS HAVE NO STRENGTH AND NO COURAGE.
It is you who are strong, and it is you who has courage. I have lost many a friend over the fact that when they attempt to rip me, they can’t.
They accuse me of being deceiving; I am not deceiving, I am just made of silk.
It is they who are misjudging and wrongly take GENTLENESS and FAIRNESS for WEAKNESS.
There are many more predators in this world, so I want you to be made of silk. You are silk.