My strengths and weaknesses define who I am. My strengths help me become a better person and my weaknesses keep me fighting to be that better person. Recognizing my own personal strengths I am able to build on them and use them towards my advantage. I believe these attributes make you who you are and show your true abilities as a person. The famous quote, “My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength”, by Michael Jordan, are wise words spoken to motivate one into thinking about the way they choose to life their life and how they go about it. Everyone has his or her own weaknesses; it is what you do with it that makes you who you are.
A quality of myself that I would like to consider a personal strength is that I am an extremely outgoing person. With this being said, I have good communication skills and a lot of self-confidence. Being able to speak out loud, make friends easily, talk to anyone, anywhere at anytime and not be a dull person is a good quality to withhold because it has helped me in school and eventually will help me in my future career.
Another strength I would have to point out about myself is, that I have strong leadership skills. Ever since I have been little I have always wanted to be the leader of the group and have been told multiple times to keep these kinds of skills throughout my lifetime. I was always in charge of everything I have been a part of. For example, during school projects I set out roles and made sure everyone did their part to get the job done correctly. It is always a good thing to retain these types of skills because it will one day help me become successful.
A weakness of mine is procrastination. I have a big issue with this because I lack any type of time-management skills. I procrastinate everything I do from getting ready in the morning to, of course, the most famous--homework. It is a problem because I am in college now and is a terrible habit to have and is incredibly hard to get rid of. The ramifications can lead to an undesirable lifestyle. Procrastination is a common habit that can be broken with effort and realization of straightening out my priorities.
Another strength I have is listening. I am a great listener when it comes to other people and any kinds of their problems. I am the go-too kind of girl that all my friends come up to with their issues, and I love hearing about them. They know they can always count on me to be there to hear them out for what they have to say and wait for my opinion on the topic. I think this is a great quality to possess because it shows how caring and understanding I am.
Another one of my strengths, that goes along with listening, is advice giving. I love to give advice because I feel like to some of my friends I can share what I have learned from others and also share some of my past experiences with them. I always try to help out and do as much as I can to help someone get through whatever it is that they are going through. I hate when I see someone who I care about that is upset or confused. I may not know it all but everything I say usually makes sense in some way or another.
I can say that my weakness is that I care too much. I let the little things bother me when I know that I should not. I care what everyone thinks about me, I care what they talk about, and I care about totally irrelevant things. I care a lot because I see the best in people. However, if everyone cared and had good intentions this would not be such a negative and weakness but I hope one day I will be proven differently.
One thing that people admire about me is, I have a lot of ambition. I am a go-getter and work hard for everything. I pay my own bills in addition to also paying for my college tuition. Some people do not have the heart, motivation and desire to reach their goals and dreams so I see this as strength in paving the way to an exceptional future. The career that I see myself having a future in is social work. I think this is a perfect future career for me because I work well with others by listening and helping elucidate their own personal problems. I love being around and helping others make it through whatever situation they are in. Working in this field would not only fit my strengths, but would help me work on my weaknesses too. Every day social workers help others recognize their strengths, move beyond their weaknesses and realize their true potential. This job would best suit me, not only because of these few reasons, but because I feel like it is what I was meant to do. All of these strengths and weaknesses make a difference in my life. They define me as the person I was, am, and becoming. My weaknesses are what I can work on and my strengths are what I can build on. All and all, I will eventually make my weaknesses my strengths. I will discover and gain new strengths in the upcoming chapters of my life. I believe you are only as weak as you let yourself become. Weaknesses in my book are disadvantages and missed opportunities. In conclusion, everyone will always have a weakness but it is the strong that can reflect, recognize, and make way for better strengths towards a bright and successful future.