If you can run like the wind blows … you may not know when to stop.
If you’re determined … you may also be stubborn.
If you have the ability to focus intently … you probably suffer from tunnel vision.
If you have a great sense of humor … you may not know when to be serious.
If you are humble … you could tend to diminish yourself.
If you are a visionary … you may spend your time aimlessly dreaming.
If you are a detail-oriented person … you often miss the big picture.
Our strengths overused can become weakness. It’s an example of too much of a good thing.
What’s the solution?
Know your strengths – become aware of yourself.
Know when to use your strengths – become aware of situations.
Learn when to turn up the volume on a given strength and when to turn down its volume.
Our strengths are also our weaknesses when we aren’t aware of them and they’re used in excess. Learn how to turn down the volume on a strength so that it isn’t annoying to others and detrimental to what you want to accomplish.
Forrest Gump was a great runner … but he had to learn when to stop.