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Don’t focus on your weakness

People say that you need to focus on your weaknesses so you can develop them to be stronger. I disagree. Don’t focus on your weaknesses; focus on your strengths! God made you with special abilities — use them. Don’t waste time on the stuff you’re bad at when you could be spending that time doing something you’re great at. That’s not to say you should ignore your weaknesses. On the contrary, you should know what they are so you can surround yourself with people who are strong in those areas. That’s what teamwork and the body of Christ is all about.

Plus, people tend to enjoy what they’re good at and dislike the tasks they’re weak in, so if everyone in a team focuses on their strengths and balance each other out, then that should be one happy and highly successful team!


Posted on October 8, 2007

  • http://www.jeffgreathouse.blogspot.com Jeff Greathouse

    Individuals, companies and theories are all over the board on this subject. I agree with you 100%. Focus on your strength – recruit and delegate on your weakness and to people with strength/passion in those areas.

  • http://poess.wordpress.com Steve

    Thanks for the simple clear and key remninder that this is. At a time like the one I am in, it is very helpful. Thanks Tim for your always hepful insights

  • http://timschmoyer.com Tim

    @ Steve: You're welcome!

    @ Shane: lol! Find someone else who can delegate for you then. :)

  • http://www.nailscars.com Shane

    But my weakness is delegating and relying on others. Aaaaaa!

  • http://greg.drinkandflowblog.com Greg Despres

    Bingo! There is nothing like seeing a team develop around strengths, moral is up, energy is up, fruit and health are inevitable. It makes sense. Someone is strong at something I am weak at…

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