Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Inabilities That Get In The Way

Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses... Said the parent, teacher, the football coach, friends, a guy you met at a bar, a nurse, a loved one, a mentor. However we try to reach for and foster the things we are good at, I find that mostly we care and put more attention into the skills we lack, the aspects of our life that frustrate us or the things we can't do. 

So I ponder: as a human being is it in our nature to always strive to do what we cannot? Are we so bent on improving what isn't a natural ability for us that we lose site of what we are good at? Is it pride? It is a fear of not being perfect? Why do our inabilities so grapple our mental state? Perhaps, as I questioned earlier, it is what makes us human. 

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