Weakness in Strength

Every superhero has strengths and weaknesses, and many times they are the same.

Yesterday I was taken down by my weakness. No, if I say it that way I am not taking responsibility for my actions. Nonetheless, my weakness came out because I was using one of my strengths at the wrong time.

I am a very driven person, I focus on a goal and I am relentless. Also, when I say I will accomplish something I accomplish it.

Yesterday, my wife, my brother, my friends, and I did the Run Ruckus. Following the race we went back to our house to have hot dogs and hang out. I told everyone I would spray off all of their clothes with the hose. Since I said that, I felt obligated to get it done.

I was cleaning for quite a while and everybody ended up leaving before I had time to hang out with them. I was being a poor host and a bad friend. Because of my determination and my need to finish what I say I would finish I lost some quality time with friends, time I will never get back. I felt horrible once I realized what I had done.

These folks are good friends and they are not going to stop being my friends. Plus, they probably experienced it before from me, but now I am aware of it. It does not make it okay, though, and it is something I have been trying to stop doing (I have to, it is too painful not to)

Everyone has a super power and everyone has a weakness. I know there are many like me that have amazing drive (growing a business, climbing the corporate ladder, etc) and lose connection with friends and family (sadly, society rewards this which makes it harder to stop).

Where is your weakness hurting you or those around you? Where have your strengths crippled you? What changes can you make so that you only use your superpowers for good?

5 Replies on “Weakness in Strength

  1. Yes, while you still have friends, now is the time to improve. 

    “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” – C.S.Lewis

  2. Honestly, that’s my “kryptonite” as well. One of them, at least. I can see myself doing the exact same thing. Sometimes I focus so much on achieving my goal that I can’t see what I may be neglecting or missing out on in the process.

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