Better Use of Your Weapons

It is far more lucrative and fun to leverage your strengths instead of attempting to fix all the chinks in your armor. The choice is between multiplication of results using strengths or incremental improvement fixing weaknesses that will, at best, become mediocre. Focus on better use of your weapons instead of constant repair.

Tim Ferriss, 4-Hour Workweek

With our health & fitness, it makes sense to balance our strengths & weaknesses across the full range of skills, modalities, & time domains.

Just about everywhere else it’s a losing strategy, one built on the unfounded fear that sucking at some of the things must mean that we suck at all the things.

But the world doesn’t care about our weaknesses. It cares only about where we are an exception, where we stand out, where we shine.

No social media is better than bad social media. No kid’s program is better than a poorly run & sparsely attended kid’s program. No store is better than a sloppy store with mediocre products that are always out of stock.

Recognize where you suck & recognize how much of your limited energy & resources are still being allocated to those areas. Where else could you point that time & attention?

Patrick Cummings