That’s a bold question, isn’t it warriors? We all do have weaknesses but I bet you have ONE that’s probably your main event. Others may see a trait in you that could be a weakness but to you, it’s a strength. O.K., of course we need to bring Warrior in on this topic for sure. According to many, his most perceived weakness would be stubbornness which I’ve mentioned before but his opinionated nature wins the match. His stubbornness made him succeed which a previous post of a few months ago was all about. His opinions though were many which others would disagree with often. He would say those opinions made him better, not weaker. What would he list on his own as a huge weakness? Hmmm. Those who knew him best might have that answer. Possibly perfectionism is a guess of mine.
I thought of a few more for me and that perfectionism thing is a strong one for my personality too. Others may agree but perhaps my introverted nature could be their answer. I would’ve said yes to that years ago but not so much anymore. My introverted girl has learned to turn that aspect into a positive so a negative weakness becomes a strength. You can do that too. We all have areas to work on and some may never change but you can improve them somewhat in situations.
What I mean is this. I’ll use myself as an example. So, if my biggest weakness is perfectionism I won’t ever do the opposite of that but can ease up just a little. By compromising, you are showing your flexibility with anything that happens. No, not everything is gonna be perfect all the time and as I write this, it’s been a CRAZY few days!
Would you be willing to look at your weaknesses and tweak them? You’re not sacrificing your integrity at all but just evolving some. It can be tough depending on what traits are yours but we need to try. After all, we shouldn’t be so hard on ourselves. Yes, I know Warrior was extreme with how he handled many things in his life but we don’t need to approach circumstances the same way. Sometimes though, we do feel the need to express ourselves despite any potential outcome. I know all of you are aware of a few weaknesses you inhabit and many have remained with you your entire life. It all depends on if you feel the need to reverse them, eliminate them, or just change them slightly.
How about something like honesty? Let’s say you frequently lie about stuff or embellish the truth at times. Can you completely switch that to being honest 💯% of the time? For most of us, the answer is probably a no. We still will tell those little white lies or maybe exaggerate to make someone else happy. Many said how Warrior was too honest and even though that sounds like a great thing, we actually don’t want that. Kids too are brutally honest about everything. It can be a negative physical description of someone which they would need to be taught better or it can be about their feelings. Is that a weakness? Well, with kids it’s different but let’s hope as adults they don’t grow up with those same attitudes.
We all have weaknesses because we’re human but it’s all in how we use them that matters. Just recognize what they are and become aware of how it makes you YOU. They may be ones you can’t change but maybe you never wanted to anyway. Whatever they are, make them work into a positive if you can. We shouldn’t totally eradicate our weaknesses to the point that we aren’t truly ourselves anymore. Warrior didn’t compromise much on his weaknesses however as a Dad, he bent them just a little. He didn’t totally abandon those possible negative attributes but used them perhaps in a different way. We all can have that tough image if we want but then have that softer side too. We need both to balance the strength and the weakness of being alive.
Whatever weaknesses or “bad” things people may claim you have, own them because that’s who we are. Nobody is perfect, honest, strong, and right all the time. We aren’t procrastinators, liars, weak, and wrong all the time either. It’s o.k. to admit when we make mistakes because we get so many chances to always try again. You can adopt a no nonsense style like Warrior if it works for you but most of us don’t. We may admire that in him because it worked but it may not for us.
We can ask for help and should when it’s truly needed. That also doesn’t make us weak since we learn all the time like I’ve said before. If today doesn’t work out, make tomorrow better. Make that weakness something to improve upon or just accept. The choice is up to you. We are all warriors fighting for our own balance everyday but don’t condone all the parts of you. Everyday is a new chance to change so take it with no regrets. That’s the true Warrior way… 💙💪🏻
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