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How personal weaknesses can be turned into strength




   Let us say that I have a poor memory.  This puts me at a severe 
   disadvantage in the competition of life.  But then I find a way 
   of compensating for that poor memory.  I learn to take notes.  
   I develop a habit of notetaking.  Now I can compete again.  In 
   fact with the power given by this habit I can now edge out 
   those with good memories. 

   Let us say I tend to get confused easily.  It is a serious 
   weakness.  It puts me at a big disadvantage in the competition 
   of life.  But then to compensate for this weakness I learn the 
   power of method, system and organization.  Now with the power 
   of this new habit I can compete again.  In fact I can edge out 
   those who have not developed the habits of method, system and 
   organization.  They never had a reason to learn these secrets.  
   I did.  Now they trail me.  

   Let us say I have another weakness.  I am very slow.  It takes 
   me a long time to do things and they come hard for me.  I 
   always lag way behind everyone else.  Other people do things so 
   quickly and easily.  But then I learn the power of 
   perseverance, industry and hard work.  I develop strong habits 
   of perseverance, industry and hard work in compensation for my 
   weakness.  And then, with these habits, I am again in the 
   competition.  And in fact I more than compete.  With this 
   powerful personality trait I leave the whole pack of mankind 
   behind and am way out in the lead.    


   Oct 1986


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