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Why You Should Focus On Your Strengths

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“Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.”- Marcus Aurelius

What is your own strength? What are you good at? Your strength is what makes you different from other people. Your strength is what makes you unique. Your strength is your pillar, is your foundation, is your energy, is your secret weapon. American actress Meryl Streep said, “What makes you different or weird- that is your strength.” Even if others are not comfortable with your strength, do not worry about other people’s opinions of you.

You need your strengths to win in life. You need your strengths to defeat the demons within you. You need your strengths to face your fears. Jen Sincero writes, “If you run from your fears, they will follow you. If you run straight at your fears, they will get the hell out of your way. Fears hate it when you do that.” That is why it is so important to be honest with yourself when you are dealing with yourself. Because you cannot face your fears with your weaknesses. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that “Our strength grows out of our weakness.” True. When you are faced with a problem, do not resist it. Instead of trying to hide something that is bothering you, see what you can take away from it, see what you can learn from it.

Don’t ignore a problem. It has something to teach you. Pay attention to it. Because you cannot live your life without running into one or two or three problems. It is not possible to live a successful life without facing multiple problems. It is not possible to live a peaceful life without first solving our problems.

What makes you different or weird- that is your strength.”- Meryl Streep

To live a peaceful life, you must first solve your problem. You must first handle the issue at hand. If you can’t do it alone, seek help from others. Do not try to do it alone. Because other people know what you do not know. That is what you do when things are challenging you.

When things are not working out for you, don’t beat yourself up. If it continues, see what you can learn from it. Because Whatever you are going through right now, is not going to destroy you, is not going to kill you, is not going to take your life away, but to strengthen you, to make you stronger, to show you a new life. In the words of Chris Michael, “Nature loves to take us off course, to challenge our beliefs, to force us to dig deeper to love people whom we don’t understand. She loves to upset our normal, every dau routines and take us out of our comfort zone. That’s why she puts things in our path that we think don’t belong there.” If you want to grow, you must embrace the unknown.

5 Ways To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

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If you want to grow, you must stop comparing yourself to others. Instead of comparing yourself to others because they can do what you can’t do, why not focus on what you can do that they cannot do. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. No one is perfect.

Remember, life is not about trying to be perfect, but about trying to do your best.

Focus on what you are good at. Do not focus on what you cannot do. Because success comes from doing what you are really good at. Do not worry about who is doing what. With hard work, you can make your own dream happen.

Do what you know how to do. Take it to the next level. Do what you love to do, not what other people want you to do. Remember, you are not here to pursue other people’s dreams. You are here to pursue your own dreams. If you really want to stop comparing yourself to others, try these strategies:

You must trust yourself

It is really difficult to be you in a world that is trying to change you. No matter what, do not follow the crowd. You must follow your own heart. One reason so many people never listen to themselves is the fear of other people’s opinions.

Do not let other people’s opinions of you bother you. Instead of trying to convince other people to like you, why not concentrate on yourself, on your growth, on where you are going? That is what you should be doing. According to Leo Buscaglia, “The hardest battle you’re going to fight is the battle to be just you.” Conquer yourself, not others. If you can conquer yourself, you can conquer others.

You must understand yourself

Everything starts with understanding. LIfe is about understanding who you really are. If you do not understand yourself, you will find it really hard to understand other people. According to Nikki Giovanni, “If you don’t understand yourself, you don’t understand anybody else.” If you want to know other people, you must first know yourself. The question is, do you really know who you are?

You must focus on your purpose

Do not wait for the right time to act. Do not wait for the right time to start something. The reason you are here is to pursue your purpose. If you are not pursuing your purpose, you are just wasting your time.

Do not let anyone scare you away from your purpose. It is your purpose. It is the reason you are here. Whether you are chasing your purpose or not, your time on earth is limited. You are not going to be here forever.

So you must use the time you have to do great things, to change yourself, to change lives. Do not waste it. Barbara Sher said, “Time is the only wealth we’re given.” Use your time to pursue your purpose. It is your responsibility to pursue your purpose.

According to Mary Oliver, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life.” Yes, what are you really with your time? Who are the people around you? If you want to grow, you must surround yourself with great people. If not, you will never leave where you are.

You must live your life fearlessly

You are not going to be successful if you are waiting for everything to be perfect before you start something. You are not going to be successful if you do not have the courage to face your fears. If you want to succeed, you must face them. You must live your life fearlessly. You must have the courage to face yourself, to conquer yourself.

Because if you don’t have what it takes to conquer yourself, you are not going to be able to conquer others. You are not going to be able to live fearlessly. Henry J. Kaiser once said, “Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Take the relish to be found in competition- in having put forth the best within you.” If you don’t have the courage to face your future, don’t forget that your success is on the other side of fear. So if you want to be successful, you MUST grow the courage to face your fears.

You must follow your own dream

You must have a dream because if you don’t have a dream, you are going to be chasing other people’s dreams. Unless you have the courage to dream big dreams, you are not going to achieve your greatness. If you want to get to the next level, you must not fear to dream. Henry J. Kaiser once said, “I akways have to dream up against the star. If I don’t dream I will make it, I won’t even get close…”