Aardsma On Weaknesses

My friend Mark Aardsma has (fairly recently) begun blogging under the punchy little blog title of his last name — it’s a blog for leaders and entrepreneurs (which is what Mark is). But his post the other day really caught my attention. He suggests that, while the leadership training movement toward focusing on strengths is great, he thinks there are also times to look at our weaknesses. And he proposes three guidelines, which I just think are brilliant:

1. Never work on improving a weakness with intent to specialize in it.

2. Invest far more in changing yourself than in changing other people.

3. Invest in improving your weaknesses when they are so general they affect everything.

Click here to read the rest of Aardsma’s post and see how he fleshes those out.  

by Mark Oestricher
Mark Oestreicher has been working in middle school ministry for 25 years, working in Illinois, Nebraska and California. Formerly president of Youth Specialties, Mark has written or contributed to dozens of books for youth ministry, including the popular Wild Truth and Great Talk Outlines series. Find out more about Mark’s ministry at WhyisMarko.com.
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