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Turn your weakness into a badge of honor



Start thinking of them as gifts

Turning weaknesses into strengths



You know the exact moment my ADHD was no longer a weakness?

The day I decided it was a superpower.

You know the exact moment I stopped hating my body?

The day I realized that I could swim longer than almost anyone else because of how I'm built.

Every one of us has something about us we hate, and we waste so much time hating it.

Instead of hating it, realize that it's because of that thing that you are as awesome as you are.

My ADHD caused me so much grief growing up, but it's that same ADHD that taught me to do things faster, to think differently, and has given me the success I've enjoyed throughout my adult life. It's that ADHD that helped me create HARO, helps me go on stage all the time, helps me go on TV, helps me live the life I want to live.

I once got a huge company to pay a decent amount of money for me to wear their logo on my shirt during a marathon - Why? Because I convinced them that I'd be out on that course, showing off their logo for twice the amount of time that the person who won the race would. Sounds funny - But it's true!

Stop thinking of your weaknesses as weaknesses. Start thinking of them as gifts. Because if you allow them to be, that's exactly what they are.

Much love,

Peter

Peter Shankman is an entrepreneur, an author and a trainer living in New York City. He is a stay at home dad as well. Check out his blog.



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