Your Strengths are Waiting to be Employed

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Each day you’re building creative habits that strengthen your artistic muscles… that stimulate synapsing in the creative areas of your brain. Often  your strengths can inform you as to your weaknesses, and vice versa.

 

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You know how it goes. An extrovert can be a too boisterous, an introvert can be non-communicative, leading to relationship breakdowns or internal suffering from not speaking up.

Audio Article:  Your Strengths

A compassionate person can get into a victim mentality around the pain in the world; a hard-hitting tough cookie can forget to be compassionate. A prolific artist can be so under-focused on business that their business suffers.

Every time you engage your strengths, it reinforces them.

Like walking the same pathway each day creates a well worn path over time, so too, the pathways in your brain are reinforced every time you engage that skill. The same thing happens with your weaknesses though. The more you say, think and do things that reinforce a weakness, the more that neural pathway is strengthened.

For every weakness, there is a strength waiting to be encouraged.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Opposites Attract for a Reason

You know how quality can have it’s polar opposites, right? Love/hate; good/bad; strong/weak; angry/happy; positive/negative. So identify a liability… something you consider a weak area for you. Then consider an opposite.

There could be a strength there latent, waiting to be noticed, cultivated and developed. If you love dancing, but have too left feet, but are a great artist then you might paint, while listening to music.

There’s always a way to reframe and retrain our minds to see the potential over the deficit. What we focus on grows. So grow the good, the strong and the true in you.

If you’re struggling with anything, consider how to turn that struggle into a strength; that problem into an opportunity for learning, growth and success. That’s what it’s there for.

Struggles are just brambles in the path; just hack them away and forge ahead.

 

Transmutation of Weakness to Strength

Your weaknesses can become your strengths. It’s just about building new pathways in your brain. Put them to work for you, not against you. Daily effort strengthens the pathways and turns your brain into a neural network for helping you achieve your goals.

You’re building the pathway from where you are to where you want to go. Daily, does it.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

Music often wells my heart to tears, always has. Ever since I was a little girl, I used to long to sing, to be able to move people as I was moved by music. But after many years of wishing and longing, and some of it trying really hard to improve, it was clear: singing is definitely not my strength!

Having a beautiful singing is not something I can change. However, I have been able to turn that weakness into a strength. I wanted to sing in order to move people as I was moved… to touch hearts and minds as mine was touched through music.

Instead, I found my voice in other ways.  Today my voice is expressed through the written and spoken word instead of melody and music.

The “why” of my goal to sing is what mattered most, and that purpose is stilled served.

Turn that struggle into a strength by focusing on the “why” not the what. That’s what it’s waiting for; latent energy waiting for you to employ it.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

 

Your Weakness Gives Clues to Your Strength

As humans, we’re wired to sink into the rut of routine… to take the road of least resistance. So the goal, is to leverage something you might have considered a weakness, and use it to your advantage instead.  Put your weaknesses to work for you, rather than against you, and they will begin to pull their weight, and they may reveal your strengths.

This is important because so often we get caught in the brambles of our deficits. Often depicted in unconscious mindsets, our weak areas: fears, neuroses, negatives, dislikes, etc., tear at the fabric of the day and delay progress.

When our attention is no longer occupied with fretting over what isn’t, we are free to pursue what is and what will be.

Think about traits you’re not happy about and imagine a context where these negative traits can be positive.
~Eric Barker, author of Barking up the Wrong Tree

Life is the Journey

Mistakes are the speed bumps on the side of the highway that jog your awareness back on course. Be glad for them. Mistakes don’t need to take you off course. Rather, mistakes teach you what to avoid. Weaknesses often provide clues to veiled strengths.

When our attention is no longer occupied with fretting over what isn’t, we are free to pursue what is and what will be.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

 

Yes You Can!

This isn’t about forcing weaknesses to become your strengths. Especially if it’s not something of interest to you. Rather, it’s about being open to not assuming you can’t… to not saying and resigning yourself to the fate of, “I’ve never been good at…”

Devani used to say, “I’m not good on video.” In fact, the “I’m not good at ______”, is a mindset she’s still growing out of. My reply to that is usually the same: “It’s not that you’re not good at it; rather, it’s that you’re not practiced at it and if you’re interested in it, practice will change that.

Whenever things get hard, I can still hear the voice of my first fitness instructor belting out these words… just when I thought I couldn’t go another second: “Yes you can!”

And you can too. Laugh doubt in the face and rise up and into your self… because you can.

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
~Maya Angelou, poet, singer, memoirist, civil rights activist.1928-2014

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