Work on Your Weaknesses : Step-by-Step Result-Oriented Process

Result-Oriented Process to Work on Your Weaknesses

Sometimes weakness is the key to strength just as failure is the key to success. Today I decided to share some doable step-by-step result-oriented processes to work on such weaknesses. But before that, we need to know why focusing on weakness sometimes is necessary although one should focus more on their strength.

So are you ready for it?

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Why is it Important Sometimes to Work on Your Weaknesses?

Despite having faith in your strength and ability, why worry about the ones you may or may not possess? Why accumulate much stress when you already have enough of it? All or probably most answers are here to navigate you towards the right decision before you start working on your weaknesses. Here we go—

  • Increased Willpower: Whether the power is to balance a high amount of workload stress or the willpower to achieve something unique. You will gather ample motivation to break a leg in every situation through your experiences while working on your weaknesses.
  • Diversity: Your mind will suddenly diversify the way you think, the number of things you stuff into here, and how you apply your current skills. Your strength may not teach you the simple tricks, which your weakness can plus you gain the potential for advancing your knowledge way beyond.

These are the two core reasons why you can choose to work on your weaknesses. Having said that you must not invest your 24×7 in developing your weak skills only; that will be too much. Make sure you spend not more than 5 hours and not less than one hour deeply working on your weaknesses.

Moreover, act on your weaknesses only if you feel it is important enough to embrace them for your work challenges or if you’re simply passionate enough about your goals.   That’s all—let’s move on to the blog’s main title.

Step-by-Step Result-Oriented Process to Work on Your Weaknesses

Step I: Map Your Weaknesses

Now you know that ‘this and this’ things are holding you back from your main goal, it’s time to reschedule it. Weaknesses, if not mapped, can lead you a serious burnout and you’ll never be able to work on things that matter to you. In the end, we all want things to work out at least 70% as per our plan, right?

So what I ask you is simple—keep a notepad and start documenting all your thoughts about so and so weaknesses you’re already aware of. On the flip side, also helps you to cope with it without much hassle. For example, you feel your communication is on the vulnerable side and while you’re trying to find ways as per your convenience, you found a well-versed app like Cambly, or reading books thoroughly can be appropriate for your practice. Jot down it.

The second point comes along is how this weakness is hindering you from achieving your vision? Write that down as well to obtain the best of best conclusion. So suppose again if your weakness is your communication skill, then you also have to picture the ways it may impact your career. If you have an IT career, ask—what is it like to be a software engineer? Jot down the criteria.

It is said that when you jot down all of those, there is a 90% chance to achieve the particular goal rather than keeping those points inside your mind. So this is the first step before any other to work on weaknesses, don’t take it lightly if you want the full-on implementation of my plan.

Step II: Pay Attention to Your Attention

What do I mean by saying this?

I mean, expand your awareness level if it’s still at the same level as it was before. However, it also means that now you need to strive for restructuring your surrounding.

Your environment influences you directly or indirectly.

No matter how much you try to improve those certain areas of your interest, you will cease to function if your ambiance is not correct. To focus on the bird’s eye, you require better observance, and to do so you need a better environment full of people having the same appetite or an isolated one where you can be just you.

Step III: Avoid Guilt-Tripping Thoughts

To be successful in your mission, you have to avoid all negative claims about yourself from others and yourself. Because that’s where most step out while still wanting to work on their weaknesses, they overthink a lot before or after taking a challenging step.

For example, when you take part in public speaking for your benefit, someone might knock you down with irrational thoughts about you, and you may start to think—am I doing the right thing? That convinces you halfway somehow to leave your weakness the way it is, without trying a bit. You know, that’s the power of such negative effects—let this guilt-tripping doesn’t take over you.

Step IV: Meet Professionals

A therapist, mentor, coach, or counselor, whatever you call it, gives you a hand in providing an ideal approach to your weak points. But a good one is always to know the right counseling tests for you, maybe an IQ or some other personality test, to identify your patterns and habits and work accordingly. A good one can also have a special ability to read and react to your mindset; but of course, everything doesn’t come with a lesser price or sometimes more.

To identify the right professional for this assignment, you need to dig through their details in and out. You need to talk to them in person to analyze their taste and personality before you move on with your final decision.

How?

  • First of all, don’t place the burden on one person to be your mentor.
  • Don’t think of mentors as only those that are much older and experienced.
  • Handpick multiple mentors for different aspects of your life— who see the world differently and ask you questions wholeheartedly instead of just listening to you.
  • Pick mentors who have had a tough or not-so-successful life, because they will make you discover the best tricks to work on your weaknesses than anybody else will.

Take note of these points and you’ll see a great change in the way you choose your mentor or anyone on the part of working on weaknesses.

Step V: Welcome Quality Feedbacks

Especially the constructive ones. Never fail to show up when someone is willing to give you feedback that can help you to build your positive attributes. Giving you feedback implies that they are interested in you for further collaboration. Use people under your organization, your friends, or a trustable person whose little instincts can help you a lot to track your progress.

Or sometimes you can give yourself one such kind of feedback—

  • Which tasks do you often leave until last on your to-do list?
  • What drains your energy the most?
  • How often do you ask for help?

I know, it is easy to be defensive here while answering those questions, but remember—it’s only you who can change you.

Step VI: Accept How You Are

..Not the underlying situation that has nothing to do with you other than haunting you for your past mistakes. This will bring you nowhere. If you fumble, that only means you fumble and that shouldn’t make you stop to modify it rather.

Don’t make weakness stay as it is if you really thought of working on it, accept it rather than the whole past situation, which may come as an obstruction or a distraction to take the easiest paths with zero results. And then eventually when you accept your weakness and process out ways to overcome this, it will never become a big deal for you anymore.

To Conclude…

The harsh question that lies here is whether to focus on strengths or weaknesses more. My ideology says to focus more on strengths rather than worrying about your weaknesses, and perhaps it’s true.

But you never know which one of your weaknesses or strengths you worked on can come out in its best form in the future if you start acting from now on. Nobody knows, and neither do I.

Bonding weakness and strength, and living through it is the way of life. Sometimes we tend to focus more on strength and neglect the weaker aspects—the very crucial part of earning output. And someday, we rather decide to focus on our weaknesses to build a better version of ourselves or nothing in the end. Sometimes we learn from mistakes and sometimes we cannot fix them, hence forever leaving us with a stain.

Treat strengths and weaknesses something like this– a door for a door.

This is it for today!

Take care and have great days ahead.

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