This weirdness about you that you think is your flaw – it’s the reason someone is falling in love with you.
This article was inspired by a short email we received today from a new course student:
Dear Marc and Angel,
My flaws are holding me back and I’m sick of it! For the past several years I’ve been working my way up the corporate ladder at a growing Fortune 500 company, but over the past ten months I’ve been denied three times for three different management opportunities. The reason is always sugarcoated by the Vice President of our company, but she basically tells me that while I’m “an asset to the company,” I’m just “too sensitive and caring” for the cutthroat duties of the management positions I’ve applied for. And the kicker is, in similar but different words, I’ve been told this all my life. What can I do? I’m feeling utterly flawed and stuck at the moment. Any guidance at all would be greatly appreciated.
A Flawed Student
Our reply (an open reply to all who struggle with their “flaws”):
Dear Flawed Student,
It’s time for a quick story about life and success…
In early 1976, after working her butt off to earn a position as the co-anchor of the local evening news in Baltimore, 22-year-old Oprah Winfrey was abruptly taken off the air and demoted just a few short months later. The television station manager told Oprah that [Read more…]