The importance of weaknesses

We have large bodies of research indicating that our greatest growth potentials are in the areas of our strengths. This has caused many of us to take a decidedly strengths based focused on how we approach personal and organizational and community learning. 

If we think about our weaknesses as undeveloped and underdeveloped abilities, our weaknesses can become rich opportunities for learning and growth. 

This implies that having weaknesses as learnjng and development opportunity spaces validates their potential value. Reality is that every new ability we take on begins as a weakness. If I take on a new language, new art form, new habit of any kind, they intrinsically start off weak. Living a richer life then ironically becomes a call for more rather than fewer weaknesses.