Friday, July 27

Strengths & Weaknesses

 

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What is your greatest strength?  What is your greatest weakness?  Are you like me and have the easiest time coming up with your flaws, but a difficult time acknowledging your strengths?  Let me challenge you today to think on the things you do well, your strengths.  I'd love to hear what you come up with.   I'll share mine in a minute, too.

Every month I get the privilege of partnering with amazing women who continuously impress me!  These women share their lives, passions and inspirations in a way that is refreshing, uplifting and vulnerable.  This month I asked these lovelies to divulge not only their biggest strength but also their biggest weakness.






Weakness:
This is so hard. I'm going to say, though, that it's ONE of my greatest weaknesses ... I tend not to believe in myself enough, or rather, I don't have enough confidence in myself sometimes. I think that's a pretty big weakness because it trickles into so many other facets of my life, affecting them all. It's something that I constantly struggle with and need to continually lean into Jesus to overcome.
Strength:
My greatest strength... I want to say it's my capacity to love and encourage others . But really...my greatest strength is my savior, Jesus Christ. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.







Weakness:
I'm an introvert in 'real' life. I think this holds me back in promoting myself and even making new friends... I would much rather sit at home, then go anywhere , especially if it means I have to meet new people. I hate putting myself out there , and am so shy!
Strength:
My creativity. It's my passion and as long as I am in that creative state of mind , I am fueled and can't go wrong. Or at least I feel that way, lol, things always go wrong. Creativity for me equals strength and happiness.




Stephany | 'ol Mother Hyder / @HyderMommy / Facebook / G+ / Pinterest / Instagram



Weakness:
I am a very, very blunt person. I do not see holding back the truth. And, a very firm believer that "the truth just hurts." (if it is not what you want to hear, of coarse). BUT sometimes people think I am being cruel or negative towards them . That's not it. I am just not fake. I never want to hurt feelings, but if it's the truth...it will probably be said.
Strength:
Creativity. I do love to use my imagination. If it's on my blog, decorating my home or preparing my son's lunch...I want it to be creative. Creativity defines an individual and brings ones life out.




Chelsea | In These Shoes



Weakness:
I am a people-pleaser. I so desperately want everyone to like me--even people that I honestly don't like. I have grown a lot in this area. But still, sometimes I can get so self-conscious or convince myself that someone doesn't like me for no reason. I feel like I have to earn everyone's love and that if I mess up too much everyone will just decide they don't like me and don't want to be in my life . Every day I am trying to lean on the fact that Jesus chose to show me the most love when I was at my absolute worst.
Strength:
My greatest strength is compassion. If I can do one thing, it's care. I'm often brought to tears by the pain of a stranger or friend. This allows me to come alongside others in empathy and to help lift them up with encouragement. I have to flip the channel when those sad puppy commercials come on because I just can't handle it. Sometimes something sad I heard during the day keeps me awake at night thinking and praying. My friend once said I model "godly sorrow." Ungodly sorrow would be the kind where you think there is no hope. Godly sorrow is being so broken about your puny human condition or the condition of the world that you cry to Jesus because he is the only hope. This is what I do best.




Weakness:
Headstrong. It causes a lot of problems.
Strength:
Love. To love and be loved.



Weakness:
A big weakness of mine is that I tend to talk over people during conversation. And I don't realize it until I'm already doing it.
Strength:
My greatest strength would have to be that I am a very independent person and have always been a quick learner. I have a pretty good ability to grasp new concepts and skills quickly. This always worked to my advantage in the workplace.


Me
Weakness:
One of my greatest weaknesses is that I can be too direct.  
When I'm short and to the point, it can come across as harsh, and unloving.
Strength:
Reliability.  I am committed to keeping my word - and my commitments to people.  
I would go great distances for a friend in need.

What is your greatest strength?  Weakness?  We'd love to hear your thoughts!


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4 comments:

  1. Yesenia AlbitreJuly 27, 2012

    Thank you for the shout out Courtney! xx

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  2. My biggest weakness is I constantly stress out over what other people think of me when the reality is, it doesn't matter! My biggest strength is I'm a good at being a sounding board for other people when they're stressed out. 

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  3. Shane PratherJuly 28, 2012

    Love love love this idea! SO great learning about some new ladies :)

    xo Shane

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  4. Courtney!! This is such a creative way to do a sponsor highlight! You are always wowing me. =) I luv you girl! 

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