Thomas Leonard, an inspiration to me and one of the greatest coaches of all time, said, “Endorse your worst weakness.”
I am, at the moment, putting together a class to teach moms to be their best, and am thus reviewing Thomas Leonard’s coaching technology. (I graduated from his coaching school, CoachU)
Leonard isn’t advising us to wear our weaknesses like badges, but rather to see the best of them instead of wasting energy feeling ashamed. He wants us to recognize the good that has come from our weaknesses, openly face them, and discover strength from them to further our self-growth.
I tried that exercise today, but had some difficulties. I think I have more than one greatest weakness. Perhaps the weakness that cripples me the most, though, is my sensitivity to the opinions of others, especially opinions about me.
My sensitivity also allows me connect better with people and be there for them in times of need. It’s important to see that a weakness is not simply that.
I would love to hear from those of you reading this: what are your greatest weaknesses? How have those weaknesses benefited your life/how do they continue to benefit you?