Character Strengths: High quality, virtuous, honorable, dependable, reliable, respectful, thoughtful, effective, authentic, excellent, righteous, & valuable
Character weaknesses: Letting other people run you over, knock you down and crush you
Strength and weakness do not and cannot coexist.
Good people can be gentle, kind, and generous. But I need to access these virtues from a place of wholeness within myself, rather than from a desperate need to fulfill other people’s expectations.
I need to consistently choose not to allow my actions to be dictated by others: not by my boss, friends, family or church religion or churchy people. It may cost me, and it may be a struggle, but I will learn to deal with this. Therefore, I need to Compromise where I can. And where I can’t, I won’t. Even if everyone is telling me that something wrong is actually right, I should stick with my convictions and go with what is right. Or if the whole world is telling me to move, It is a strength to plant myself like a tree, look them in the eye and say, “No. You move.”
I need to realize that I am fallible and need to be willing to face the fact that my convictions are who I am, and understand the consequences of any given choice I make.
I may not always be right, but willing to work through my own darkness and the darkness around me knowing the need to be true to myself and having the desire to understanding life.