Apr 18, 2019
In this episode of the Future Focused Podcast I caution you to be careful what you label a weakness. Labels don't help us and most of them are wrong. Labels often program us with incorrect, limiting mindsets.
When I was young my teacher's feedback on my work in school focused on two areas that were presented as weaknesses. They would report: "Kelly talks too much. Kelly draws pictures on his paper and during class." What was once a negative is now my livelihood; I am hired by organizations around the world as a speaker and artist.
We need to be careful of what we allow others to label as a weakness and what we label for ourselves. I often hear people say they have anxiety or attention issues like ADD. I have these, but rather than view them as negatives, I see them as super powers. My anxiety helps me to prepare for possible problems in presentations and consulting work. It allows me to analyze scenarios and issues others cannot even conceive. If you can't identify potential problems, how can you prepare to stop them before they happen? My anxiety, when managed is a super power. My perceived weakness with attention disorder is also a super power. I come up with the most creative ideas and solutions. Without a busy mind bouncy around thinking of a hundred possibilities my creativity would be severely limited. Yes, my attention issues are a super power.
Listen to this podcast. It will give you a new perspective on your life. You are going to love this episode of The Future Focused Podcast.
Best to you! Get after it.
Have a great week!
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