Everyone has certain qualities or traits that influence one’s decisions, which can be either beneficial or detrimental. This is where personal strengths and weaknesses derive from or make each one of us unique. We need to be able to recognize not only our strengths, but also more importantly, our weaknesses. Weaknesses would be the area that we need to ask for help or assistance from others in order to grow and prosper as an individual. Life is a never-ending learning experience. One of the most important lessons we can ever learn from comes from within. As we go through life, it is essential that we learn who we are, and have the ability to recognize and grow from our own personal strengths and weaknesses.
By identifying our personal strengths and weaknesses we can become successful in our professional life, as well as our personal. Personal strengths need to be reinforced in order to keep them affecting us in positive way. Weaknesses should be overcome in order to get us closer to our goal, and avoid slowing others down when you are part of a team. As we go through life, it is essential that we learn who we are. As part of my Navy training I was always forced to repeat “Great leaders know their personal strengths, and look for people who will offset their weaknesses”. I’m sure our training commanders were quoting somebody, but I believe that the most important lessons we can ever learn come from within.
One of my skills at work is the ability to follow directions without being reminded to repeat that same task. Getting things done right the first time is one of my primary missions.
Another strength I have is in my ability to learn new tasks quickly. This is talent that is most helpful in my personal and professional life. I am a hard working individual and enjoy helping others. While at work, I am a team player and I do my best at completing the job correctly every time.