As I have said, we all have strengths and weaknesses. Yours are not the same as mine or your best friend’s. Each of us, then, needs to look inward and honestly admit our weaknesses while admiring our strengths.
It is absolute essential that you frequently analyze your personality to see where you’re strong and where you’re not. With each step, whether forward or backward, in your progress to success you need to ask “What might be slowing me down or holding me back?”
Believe me, though it might be difficult at first, you will have better results when you continue to look at yourself and find ways to improve. Imagine how your competition will surge ahead of you if you delay. Also, imagine you rushing ahead of any of your competitors who are slow at improving themselves.
You need to promise yourself that you absolutely will sit down frequently and review your strengths and weaknesses. Early in your efforts, you might want to set aside time each week for this review. After you’re making good progress this could be changed to the end of each month. My suggestion is to never go longer than a month for this assessment.
In my essay “If I Could Do It All Over Again” I made a list of weaknesses I had over the years that kept me from achieving the success I wanted.
1. Lack of good self-esteem
2. Lack of confidence
3. Lack of commitment
4. Lack of mental toughness
5. No vision of a successful life
6. Not enough self-discipline
7. Not enough desire to excel
8. I seldom worked long and hard.
9. I quit easily.
I wish I had know then what I know now. So many things would have been different. Maybe you can avoid some of the same mistakes I made. Perhaps you can learn from my faults. If you can, then you will save a lot of wasted time and effort as well as reducing your disappointments and frustrations.
Perhaps you have some of these weaknesses also. If not, you need to create your own list. Only in doing that can you start strengthening the parts of your character that could be holding you back from success.
Before going any further, you absolutely must make your own list of strengths and weaknesses. Ask family, friends, and loved ones for help.
When you’ve done that, take time to consider how much you want to overcome your weaknesses. Only when you are certain that you will work at improving yourself should you go to the post: SELF-IMAGE.
WHEREVER YOU ARE NOW, YOU CAN LEARN TO SUCCEED.