The Art of War (Playing Up Your Strengths…)
-‘Everyone knows what they are Good at and we all have the gifts and talents given to us by GOD…Let’s play UP our strengths and stop comparing ourselves to others and trying to be like them…Being OUR Unique Selves!’
From time to time most of us find ourselves looking to others to find our Value, comparing our appearance, what we are, what we do, what we have and how we do things to others. When we do this we tend to focus on our weaknesses instead of focusing on our strengths, in turn, causing us to question our worth and if we are GOOD enough, this type of thinking or manner of living is not good for Self-Esteem or Self-Image because in this we all seem to ‘Fall Short’ and never seem GOOD enough. How will comparing oneself to another individual or focusing on our so-called imperfections help one to know that they are GOOD enough? It won’t!
In today’s Society, the Society of ‘You have to be shaped like this to be noticed,’ ‘You have to say this to be heard,’ ‘You have to eat this to be the right shape,’ ‘You have to spend this to look successful,’ ‘You have to look like this to be considered BEAUTIFUL,’ one has to be strategic, playing up their unique strengths and talents to not only feel, but ‘KNOW,’ that they are GOOD enough. This is not about competition with others because the only ONE that you should ever compete with is You. (Competing with another means that one does not feel or know that they are GOOD enough anyway, so do away with that mindset.)
This is the NEW ‘Art of War.’ Instead of comparing yourself to others and trying to ‘battle’ them by mimicking them, know your own strengths and play them up. Don’t try to look like, act like or be like anyone else, now if they are a POSITIVE influence…use some of their POSITIVITY in your life but don’t be like anyone else because you simply cannot be. You may not have the body build of another person, or the voice of another, or the athletic abilities of another, or ANYTHING of another but you do have what was given you by GOD and those traits are definitely Strong. If you have a Great Mind…Think. If you are Good with others…Help. If you create Well…Invent. If you Speak Amazingly…Talk to the Masses…
You get the message…
My Friend, use the ‘Art of War,’ play up your Strengths, stop comparing yourself to others and be You, no one else.
‘What are You GOOD at? What are Your STRENGTHS?’