In case you missed it, Lazaro Arbos’ story is amazing.
Lazaro lacks confidence. He’s socially awkward. And he has a stammer so thick, the judges can’t even wait for him to tell them the title of his audition song. Lazaro seems so riddled with weaknesses failure seems inevitable.
And then Lazaro opens his mouth and begins to sing. He’s still not super confident. He’s still a little awkward. But the stammer that made it impossible for him to communicate is gone and every note he sings is perfect. Hidden in the source of his greatest weakness lies an extraordinary gift. Funny how that works, but it’s true for all of us.
This is because our greatest strengths often give birth to our greatest weaknesses.
You may be terrible at seeing the big picture, but awesome when it comes to the details. You may be viewed as hyper-emotional or overly sensitive, but possess an incredible ability to take care of others. You may suck at math, but have an uncanny talent for putting words into story.
If you’re having trouble finding your art. If you’re having trouble figuring out where you are great. Start looking at your weaknesses. Identify those weaknesses and then flip them on their head. That’s where you’ll find your strength. That’s where you’ll find your gift. Once you locate it, don’t hide it or revert to focusing on your weaknesses again. Do like Lazaro was advised and just make sure you sing all of the time.