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My Biggest Weakness

September 29, 2013

I love my blog, but I often neglect it because I have this vision of being one of the “big” blogs, even if it doesn’t always line up with things I want to post. So I’m getting back to basics. As I have time, I will still post recipes and cheat sheets and home things and invitations, but only when it is really something I want to post.

Today’s topic: My biggest weakness.

Yes, I’m opening up to the interwebs.

My biggest weakness is passion. You didn’t expect that one, did you? Passion can totally be a weakness, and it is frequently mine. I have this strong desire to be passionate about everything in my life, and I feel called to be passionate about a multitude of different things. It makes life difficult because my plate is always overfilled, and something always gets sacrificed. I feel like I can do anything with hard work, and I do try to do everything, but deadlines always seem to fall at the same time.

Sure, there are upsides to passion — taking appropriate risks, getting big payoffs, feeling creatively fulfilled, and having many loyal friends. But it is hard to say that passion is always worth it when I find myself prioritizing a passion at a time when something else needs to be more important, but can’t be due to time constraints. People often talk about the Pinterest syndrome, but I was bitten and smitten by the over-the-top passion bug a long time before Pinterest or even blogs were popular.

I’m crazy because I want to experience it all and learn for myself. And I expect nothing less than everything from myself. I’m hard to live up to. I have to face internal struggles about saying no. I have serious anxiety about failure, but even worse anxiety about missed opportunities.

At the end of the day, passion brings me a lot of trouble. It also brings me a lot of fulfillment and oftentimes, the ability to serve others.

So, getting back to basics: what’s your biggest weakness?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 29, 2013 9:56 pm

    My biggest weakness is procrastination. I always put things off until the last minute even though I hate it! I’m always the, ‘I’ll start my diet or finish the assignment tomorrow’ person. 🙂 This is something that I’m working very hard to conquer!

    • September 30, 2013 4:48 pm

      I’m like that as a student, but I do better last-minute work than in advance work lol

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