The weakness fallacy

In perfectionist cultures, weaknesses are accountability targets. They are not tolerated. They are considered a source of blame and shame.

In smart cultures, it's clear that we do our best learning and growth from beginner's mind. This is the realization that learning is essential to a life of meaning and meaningful work and they we have much to learn.

At age 90, the celebrated and incredibly inventive Pablo Picasso reflected that he felt like he was just beginning to learn how to paint. This is beginner's mind. This is the empowerment of not calling our learning potential a weakness, but rather, the greatest gift.