We are all strong individuals, but none of us is Perfect. We all have our strengths, but we all, including myself, have our flaws and weaknesses. We all sometimes have the tendency to try and hide or completely ignore our shortcomings or skill sets of which we feel that we may lack. We must be able to have peace with the fact that we are not perfect individuals by any means and there will be moments of weakness throughout our lives. We are strong enough to overcome anything, but there are things that we will struggle with more than others.

What can flaws teach us?

Before I had joined the Navy, the recruiter told me that I had to lose 55 pounds. Now, after 19 years of obesity, as you can imagine, exercising was not my forte. But I knew what had to be done, and I knew I had to do it. As the months went on, the miles ran, meals cut in half, laps swam, and bikes pedaled in that hot and humid as hell Memphis summer, I finally found myself where I wanted to be. Now, general exercise has become part of everyday life for me. The moral of the story is that instead of trying to hide or avoid our weaknesses and flaws, we must embrace them and come Face To Face with them. Our weaknesses were given to us to show us the areas in which we need to work on throughout our lives.

They were designed to force us to adapt and learn new things and bring us one step closer to becoming the best version of ourselves.

Are our weaknesses a bad thing?

We are only as strong as our weakest link, and we must realize that our weaknesses are given to us, not to make us feel inferior, but to push us out of our comfort zones and show us what we are truly capable of.

Our most significant strengths and capabilities are revealed when we come face to face with our weaknesses. We must embrace them so they cannot be used against us. Nothing significant ever comes from staying within your comfort zone, we must always be pushing ourselves and developing our strengths as well as our weaknesses.

I assure you that your capabilities are boundless, you all can accomplish every goal, reach every level of success, and live up to your full potential, but I cannot show this to you.

Every talent and weakness is given to us to utilize to the fullest and allow us to fulfill our dreams via normal and abnormal means. You must show it to yourself. We must all reveal the light that shines within us and shares the gifts in which we possess. No weakness or flaw is holding you back from everything you want in this world.