“Our strength grows out of our weaknesses.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you could multiply your success in any area of your life, by taking one single step, would that sound like a fair bargain?
Well, the good news is YOU CAN! And the single step is pretty straight forward. Detect the one weakness that is holding you back, and transform it into a strength.
Take the current world number one tennis player (my former client Novak Djokovic). I think he is the perfect example despite his loss in the French Open finals, as it demonstrates that even the very best performers are human after all.
For years he was one of the world’s best tennis players, yet unable to challenge the likes of Nadal and Federer. So what was the breakthrough that allowed him to dominate the game in a way that so few have?
Well, one day he realized that only by transforming his weakness – his fitness and health – into a strength could he bring his game to the next level. By literally revolutionizing his lifestyle, from diet to training routines, and beyond, Djokovic became one of the fittest and healthiest athletes in the world, reaping the benefits of unprecedented and sustained levels of success.
So now it’s your turn!
What is the one weakness that could transform your success, if you turned it into a strength? Be honest to yourself, as it is not easy to reflect about our own shortcomings in an objective manner.
I will help you and start by sharing my self: I remember as a kid having suffered from some learning issues. When finally a private school wanted to reject me, it became my personal mission to prove them wrong and excel both in high school and throughout my academic career.
Thanks to the support of my family, I was able to work with private tutors and in a very short time I became a very good student, giving me the opportunity to graduate at one of the best universities.
I can only encourage you to get started by saying that the short term pain of working through your weaknesses will be forgotten once you experience the satisfaction of not only experiencing new levels of success, but also the confidence that you can overcome any obstacle you choose. Good luck 😉