Strengths vs Weakness Challenge (Confession Time)

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"Procrastinator?  No.  I just wait until the last second to do my work because I will be older, therefore wiser." 

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I'm hosting the Strength vs Weakness Challenge this month here on ActiveRain.  I am not eligible to participate for points but I thought it would be good for my soul to write a post on the subject anyway.


When I came up with the idea for this challenge and got to thinking about it for my own post, I didn't realize I had so many weaknesses.  I'm having a hard time narrowing it down to just one.  The good news is: I also have many strengths so I guess I've figured out how to make them work for me, or at least minimize the negative consequences of the weak side.  

My greatest strength, I believe is my positive attitude.  Real estate (and life) is full of ups and downs and twists and turns and a positive attitude helps keep the mind clear to be a problem solver.   A positive attitude keeps those negative thoughts at bay.  Negative thinking leads to lots of bad stuff... professionally and personally, emotionally and physically.   I am a good problem solver and the queen of finding silver linings in dark clouds.  

As for the biggest weakness, I'd have to say procrastination.  I never put things off when it came to contracts but I do in many other aspects of business and life.  The good part is, deadlines tend to inspire me.  I get some of my best ideas and become most efficient when I am under pressure to perform.   For some reason, it works for me and for that I am grateful.

Whatever our strengths and weaknesses are, we can control them and make them work in our favor.  If we can't, there is always the option to find a friend to help or hire someone to do what we can't (or won't).

Have you sent in your entry for this challenge yet?  You still have plenty of time but don't put it off til the last day... like I tend to do.  I did all three contest entries last month on the last day!  LOL

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Comments (15)

Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Carol- I too am a big procrastinator and like you, deadlines tend to inspire me! LOL

May 14, 2017 01:40 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Ah... Kathy Streib , a kindred spirit!  

May 14, 2017 03:20 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol Williams,  I not sure what I am, I start early in the morning and work on my to do list till I get finish, but then I forget something and then I am out of balance.  

May 14, 2017 05:13 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Carol.  My weaknesses are plentiful, my strengths are the same. Difficult to just name two

May 15, 2017 02:21 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carol, 

I have done one challenge so far and want to do one more this week... Who knows? ...maybe today. Have a great Monday!

May 15, 2017 11:07 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I haven't done the challenge yet but will do so! 

I laughed about the quote regarding putting this off because then we'll be older and wiser. Funny.

May 16, 2017 04:11 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

There is always more to do, isn't there Will Hamm ?

May 16, 2017 05:26 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning James Dray .  I think we all have multiple strengths and weaknesses to balance.  It's the balancing that counts.  Have a great day!  

May 16, 2017 05:28 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Your Before and After was awesome Sheri Sperry - MCNE® .   I see you got the work-life balance post done too.  Good job!  

May 16, 2017 05:37 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning Kat Palmiotti .   I knew there was a reason procrastination was ok.  LOL  Looking forward to your entry.

May 16, 2017 05:38 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Learning how to turn our weaknesses into strengths is a good thing and having a positive attitude will always be a big help. I read a very positive comment on procrastination recenlty, something along the lines of letting your subconcious work on the challenge before tackling it. Like sleeping on it.

May 18, 2017 01:46 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It is good to admit and confess our strengths and weaknesses. By recognizing them we can make them better and know what we need to work on.

May 19, 2017 08:26 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Carol - I try to spread the contests out to one per week.

May 19, 2017 11:10 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Excellent quote! I never heard it before, but I like it a lot. It is a great excuse:) 

May 30, 2017 11:43 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I absolutely love this contest. I've read so many great entries already, but I did not wrote mine....I hope, you'll bring this contest back again. 

May 30, 2017 11:45 PM