I’ve been thinking about weakness lately. It’s something I struggle to pinpoint within myself. That’s not to say I’m not weak. I’m not sure I could even lift 100 pounds right over my head. The hardest question for me to answer in any situation is, “What’s your greatest weakness?” It’s really a contradictory question, isn’t it? What’s your strongest weakness? It’s been such a tough question for me before that I completely blew a job interview on that question once. I basically said I didn’t know. I had no answer. And I’ve come to realize something about myself since then.
My greatest weakness, is also my greatest strength. It’s my ego. I have a monster ego, believe it or not. It is something I have to fight every day to keep in check (there’s a reason I use so much self-deprecating humor). It enables me to believe in myself and to work to achieve the success I so greatly desire. It can also put me in positions that have me out on very thin ice. You see, I do believe we have to think we have the power to do anything we want. However, we also have to understand that we won’t be great at everything we try. We have to understand our limitations; that’s what truly enables us to succeed. What is your greatest weakness?