As I have continued to think through where I have been and where I am going, I found this retrospective from my friend Jim Holden to be especially so timely...
Examine your weaknesses
Don't be afraid to examine your weaknesses. In them you'll find some of your greatest potential.
Certainly you can always make improvements to what you already do well. Yet at best, those will be incremental improvements.
Consider, though, what happens when you work on overcoming your weaknesses. The results in your life can be revolutionary.
In fact, transforming a weakness into a strength can make all your other strengths more effective. When the weakness is no longer holding you back, every part of your life will see the benefits.
Be thankful for your strengths. And be honest about your weaknesses.
For when you are clear about what you cannot yet do well, that's the first step to improvement. Any weakness can be transformed into strength when you simply have the courage to grow.
-- Ralph Marston