Being weak is not always a negative thing. Fact is, everyone has some kind of weakness. It's how you handle your weaknesses that determines your success. Let's look at three perspectives of how to frame your weaknesses so you can become the person you desire to be.
1. Acceptance – Albert Einstein said, "Once you know (and accept) your limits you are able to go beyond them." As difficult as it may be, the first step in getting to who you want to be is to acknowledge your weaknesses. Knowing them doesn't mean they are solved or dealt with. It just means that you know where they exist in your life.
Work to accept your weakness. Which is to be humble not angry about your limits and things that you can't do. Allow your openness about where you are put you in places to grow and mature from the strengths of others. It's through unity that your goal can be reached.
2. Solution – Norman Vincent Peale said, "Within every problem are the seeds of its own solution." Chances are you are unable to solve your own weaknesses but I would rest assure that you know someone who could help you solve or get through what you can't on your own. When the focus is on self, it's easy to think problems can only be fixed by you. But when the focus is put on solving the problem by any means necessary, the solutions come from a team effort.
Reach out to someone who has the strengths you lack. Together, work to overcome the weaknesses you face. (Be careful in selecting helpers. Someone that knows your weakness can also set you up to fail.)
3. Forward – Reality is real. It's where you really are at this moment but where you are is not where you are going. If you allow today's weakness to define tomorrows opportunities you will never reach a level of success. For example, doctors don't go into school knowing how to be doctors. Reality is they are ignorant of doctor's knowledge. But their focus is on their future goal which defines what they do in their reality today - "I must go to school today so I can one day be a doctor."
Keep your eyes looking forward. Your goal is a place that you have not arrived at. You can strengthen your weaknesses to be strong but it doesn't happen over night. Give yourself time to develop and grow to become the future person you envision.
Summary - Long term success comes from your consistency in overcoming your weaknesses - by accepting them, looking for solutions from others and by staying forward focused. Implementing these areas can help you overcome your weaknesses and become the person you desire to be.