If you’ve ever sat through a job interview, odds are you’ve faced this line of questioning.
“Tell me your greatest strength and your greatest weakness.”
Show of hands… who else hates that question?
During my last interview in radio I was asked this question. How the crap are you supposed to answer that? If you’re too focused on your greatest strength, you risk crossing a line from confident to cocky. If you’re too revealing with your greatest weakness, you risk crossing a line from qualified to not.
Identify Your Greatest Weakness
This is something I’ve been thinking on a lot lately, but not because I’m preparing for a job interview. No, I’ve been thinking through it because until I’m able to identify, confront and work through my greatest weakness, I feel like it could become a barrier standing between me and the level of success I desire to achieve.
Time and again, I’ve proven I can be a champion and encourager for others. Time and again, I’ve proven I cut myself virtually no slack.
This could be my greatest weakness.
Facing Your Greatest Weakness
When I need support and encouragement, I usually give myself flack and verbal or mental lashing. I’ve got crazy aggressive goals and it frustrates me when I feel like I’m falling behind.
Thing is, I’m realizing I’m not doing myself any favours by being hard on myself.
That’s not to say I don’t need a kick in the butt from time to time. We all need those! It’s just to say, I seem to be able to so easily identify when others need a word of encouragement, but often miss it in myself.
What is it they say, the first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one?
After spending some time working through this, and identifying what is clearly a weakness, I’m now conscious of what needs to be done to correct it. If I can encourage myself the way I’m able to encourage others, that’ll be a game-changer.
So what’s your greatest weakness, and what step can you take today to facing it?
It could be a game-changer for you too!