My SWOT Analysis – My Weaknesses
Monday, July 29, 2013
I have to say, I’m pretty friggin’ happy with myself for figuring out what I need to do to reach my goals. We all have weaknesses and I have my share BUT by being AWARE of what they are and how to circumvent them from impeding your progress is half the battle. Mine include:
My “All or Nothing” mindset – Lord Jesus help me with this one. I need to strive to move in a positive direction and not let myself be totally derailed by my perceived sense of failure. Progress, not perfection needs to be my mantra.
Sensitivity to criticism – I am working on learning to discern a well-intentioned critique from a passive-aggressive criticism. I’ll get back to you on that when I figure it out. Heh heh.
My coping with disappointment – I absolutely do not handle disappointment well at ALL. If I am looking forward to something and it does not happen or does not pan out the way I had hoped, it becomes a MAJOR binge – trigger. This needs SERIOUS work. Life is full of disappointments. I need to learn to be able to quickly “Get over it”. NOTE: any and all advice on how to do this is most welcome!
Making poor choices when thrown a curve ball – I know this about myself, so I need to always have a Plan B.
Hunger makes me STUPID – This is fairly easy to prepare for. I need to always have an emergency protein bar available just in case a meal is unexpectedly delayed. I get all “Betty White” when I am hungry and then I overeat. And I make bad nutritional choices.
Hope everyone has an awesome Tuesday tomorrow! Good Night!
Member Comments About This Blog Post
It is great to have a handle on your weaknesses, getting to grips with mine has really helped me progress.
I expect you will find on Sparkpeople and know you can find on the internet, articles on building resilience that will help you with your issues around criticism, coping with the unexpected, and your binge triggers. The important thing is that you can decommission these triggers, actually, pretty easily, if you are willing to do it.
Unfortunately, as we are all human, other weaknesses do tend to pop up, LoL!
Hope this helps!
1246 days ago
Comment edited on: 8/20/2013 12:47:37 PM
I think we must be twins that were separated at birth. I thought I had written your weaknesses for you. Only I have one, more, I tend to run when the going gets tough or just not even start. I am so glad that you posted on my blog. You are an answer to my prayers. Loved your previous blog also.
1262 days ago
Amazing! It's like looking in a mirror! I think we're long lost twins or something! I love your plan of attack and it has given me some real useful thoughts! Thanks for such a great blog.
1267 days ago
Great break-down! I could have written the same thing. :-)
One thing that helps me, when I'm feeling tempted, is to picture Satin standing beside me, tempting me and laughing at me, saying "I know you want it...go ahead...eat it". Just like he did with Eve., and it makes me mad & brings me back to my senses.
You are doing soooo good. I love LOVE reading your blogs & seeing your comments & support on mine.
my little spark friend..
1267 days ago
Comment edited on: 7/30/2013 12:32:05 PM
Are you my twin sister? My gawd! We suffer from the same afflictions, dear heart. O! That "all or nothing" thinking was a hard nut for me to crack (passed down from my dear ol' Daddy), but it can be done.
By the way, where do you find the SWOT analysis? On SP?
I'm real proud of the time you're taking for introspection because it will pay off in the long run. Let's join hands and take this baby one day at a time. You give a shout anytime you need support, ya hear? And I'll do the same~ *hugs* BB~
1267 days ago
Great job with your self analysis. I think I will follow in your footsteps. Thanks for the motivation.
1268 days ago
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