“Our strength grows out of our weaknesses.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have lots of shortcomings and weakness. I’ve suffered from lack of self-esteem and I’ve been so intimidated by the skills of other people. But then I’ve discovered that I can turn my weaknesses to strength. All I need is to take full responsibility of my life with a proper mindset.
Through reading e-books and through listening to audio programs of my mentors, I’ve realized that I am UNIQUE… I AM a child of God…And that there’s a great potential that lies within me.
I am not good with tech: To be perfectly honest, I’m not fond of buying SLR and Mac notebooks. Yes, It’s funny! I’m only in my 20′s but I’ve found it too complicated to operate.(I’m still a puppy who can learn some few tricks, But I simply cant. ) Because of this, I’ve focused in utilizing my i-core i5 toshiba laptop and my samsung duo cellphone in making a website that will inspire others.
I am not good in writing: When I was young, my handwriting is nice. My elementary teacher used to picked me as the one who will write a certain portion of the book in the blackboard in order for the class to copy. And I’ve hate it because my hands are sweating. For this reason, I’ve changed my handwriting style and I made it illegible.Now, only few people can read my handwriting. But because of this, I used computer to express myself (at least I can use choose any handwriting style that I’ve want effortlessly). I can express my creativity though writing blogs and creating website that is inclined in my niche.
Let me share you a short story….
There was once a 10 year old boy who decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn’t understand why, after three months of training, the master had taught him only one move.
“Sensei,” the boy finally said, “shouldn’t I be learning more moves?”
“This is the only move you know, but this is the only move you’ll ever need to know,” the sensei replied.
Not quite understanding, but believing in his teacher, the boy kept training.
Several months later, the sensei took the boy to his first tournament. Surprising himself, the boy easily won his first two matches. The third match proved to be more difficult, but after some time, his opponent became impatient and charged; the boy deftly used his one move to win the match.
Still amazed by his success, the boy was now in the finals. This time, his opponent was bigger, stronger, and more experienced. For a while, the boy appeared to be overmatched. Concerned that the boy might get hurt, the referee called a timeout. He was about to stop the match when the sensei intervened.
“No,” the sensei insisted, “Let him continue.”
Soon after the match resumed, his opponent made a critical mistake: he dropped his guard. Instantly, the boy used his move to pin him. The boy had won the match and the tournament. He was the champion.
On the way home, the boy and sensei reviewed every move in each and every match. Then the boy summoned the courage to ask what was really on his mind.
“Sensei, how did I win the tournament with only one move?”
“You won for two reasons,” the sensei answered. “First, you’ve almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all of judo. Second, the only known defense for that move is for your opponent to grab your left arm.”
The boy’s biggest weakness had become his biggest strength.
We are not perfect, each of us has its own limitations. But through faith and proper mindset, all our weaknesses can be turned to greatest asset.