Today we had a choice for our post to list our strengths and weaknesses or make a playlist. Well, if you read my blog, you will see that I have done the playlist before, so I figured I will do something new..and list my strengths and weaknesses.
My first strength is compassion. It used to be a weakness but lately, I have had so much of it. It wasn’t until I had my worst flare that I started to understand my disease. I never truly understood it before so my compassion towards others wasn’t as strong. Now that I have had a healthy dose of reality, I feel for everyone. It has been my driving force behind this blog.
Determination. When I put my mind to something, I go for it. This blog is proof of it. I wanted to really start to help people. I first started with video but didn’t like it. Instead of just stopping I decided to try writing. I tried 2 other sites previously but didn’t like how the blog was coming out. I could have given up again. Instead, I kept looking for a good website to use and here I am.
Willing to Learn. I am like a sponge. I try to absorb as much information as I can about a subject. In this past year alone I have learned more about my disease and treatments then I knew about it all my life.
Stubborn. My wife will agree with this one. I am a very stubborn person and sometimes this will stop me from learning things. If I think I am right or know something, sometime it takes a while to convince me otherwise. I am trying real hard lately not to be as stubborn. I think it is working as it has caused me to be more empathetic towards others.
Ignorance. I say this because for many years I kind of chose to be ignorant about my disease. I didn’t choose to learn more over time and never chose to learn about new treatments. Of course, this is changing also and I have decided to open my eyes more.
Lack of concentration. This I blame on the CD because…….wait…what I was I just thinking… :) Just kidding. I say this one because sometimes I have a really good idea and try to come through on making it happen. But then I lose sight of it and just stop focusing on it.
Well, I am sure there are more of both strengths and weaknesses. I am curious if anyone notices something in me they would say is a strength of weakness. Let me know. I want to improve myself and would love any feedback.