I do not believe you can be successful continually working in your weaknesses. We all have them for sure. There are things we struggle through and the effort that we have to expend compared to someone who has strengths in the same area should tell us that there’s a more efficient way to approach our limitations.
It’s hard to admit that we have limitations. The arrogance of youth could blind us. Or the inability to see reality for what it is can keep us from seeing clearly as well.
The truth is that our time would be better spent working in areas we are great at and partnering with people who are strong in our weak domains.
The paradigm has to shift to one of collaboration rather than self-help, if you are stuck. When you look at successful people, they know how to pull resources towards their goals. They also have been helped by many people along the way.
Ultimately, we need others to get to our goals. There are people that spend thousands of hours focusing on areas where we might merely dabble in and struggle. Why not work with them instead of trying to muscle it through?
So, if you can see the logic, here are some steps when you find yourself working in your weak spot rather than your sweet spot:
- Stop and recognize that you are being inefficient.
- Evaluate whether your efforts will truly pay off or someone else could work alongside you better.
- Pay the price to either learn and grow or
- Reach out and recruit someone who has the strengths you need
- Rinse and repeat for all areas of your business
Being able to manage your limitations and turn it into a business decision that has a return could be the wisest thing you do for yourself and your business.
What areas could you apply this to? Do you find yourself working in your weak spots often?