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3/31/2017

Weakness Makes Us Strong #MFRWAuthor

Those that know me, know that there is a line beyond which I won't divulge personal information. So how to handle the prompt, "My Greatest Weakness." I finally decided to start off with a quote from a song that for me has become my personal theme. But no, using the lyrics from "As Good As I Once Was" would violate copyright. But I trust from the title you can tell that the weakness I'm discussing is age.

A lady never reveals her true age. That said, I admit to having passed the double nickel. By whatever grace or luck, I am able to do pretty much everything I used to, just not as long or as often. (Hence the reason the song is on the spindle). I can still type the same number of words as when I aced the skill exam for my first "professional" job, but the fingers get stiffer and typing becomes more of a chore after a few hours. More important (and frustrating) is the reduced ability to multi-task. Instead of juggling eight or ten or even 12 tasks simultaneously, focus is concentrated on one thing at a time.




And as for the title of the post? Fingerless gloves keep fingers more nimble. From weakness came a strength--greater organization. Organization ensures the single task is done more efficiently and hopefully quicker. Click on the list below to see what the other authors are sharing.

~till next time, Helen

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm still as good as I once was, but maybe not as often or for as long. But I'll take what I can get.

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  2. Great that you managed to find a way around your weakness. I've often thought about getting fingerless gloves because my hands get so cold during the winter. Organization...yeah not sure I know what that word means. LOL I'm good with keeping my kid's stuff straight and the rest falls by the wayside.

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    1. Organization is one of those things you can never let get away from you. I never said my entire life is organized . I would love it to be, but there aren't enough hours in the day. Keeping kids stuff straight is an amazing task by itself.

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  3. I love it. I think the fact that double nickel is lost far back in my rear view mirror is as strength...except for the marketing issues.

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    1. You're right that not being able to do 20 things at once can hamper you when marketing. And it takes more work to get a good headshot.

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  4. You're right about organization making tasks easier. Sure wish I was organized! Great post!

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    1. I wish I could stay organized. Each time I get there, the mess gremlins try to take over.

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  5. Adaptation and flexibility is the true strength. It helps with writing, living, loving, being. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Hah! The double nickel is nothing. I'm so old I'm collecting Social Security AND Canadian Social Insurance.

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    1. then the next round of drinks is on you. :)

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