Navigating Forgetfulness Turning Weakness into Strength

15 Mar 2024

Navigating Forgetfulness: Turning Weakness into Strength

By the way, I am not very good at remembering people’s names and I think we have all had those moments where we blank out on someone’s name. It’s like our brain decides to take a coffee break just when we need it the most. 
And of course, #Murphy‘s Law kicks in, and they not only remember our name but say it with a big smile on their face.

While this is embarrassing, as a consolation, I simply resign to the original thought that I am not good with remembering names, period. I thus dig myself into a helpless, reactive and harmful state. I now am back to square one, with no improvement.
It is not about remembering names but how we navigate ourselves when confronted with our #weaknesses, to ensure a positive trajectory. After all, weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

Imagine if we flipped that inner dialogue…

Instead of berating ourselves for our forgetfulness,
what if we celebrated the opportunity to learn something new about someone? 
What if we saw it as a chance to connect at a deeper level by asking about the story behind their name?
All of this is possible only when I change my inner voice from “I am so bad at remembering people’s names” to “I love to remember people’s names as I can see how important it is for them”

It is all about that shift in perspective.

Instead of focusing on what we are not good at, let us focus on what we can become good at… with a little effort and a lot of #positivity.

Whether it is mastering a new skill, overcoming a fear, or simply remembering someone’s name, it all starts with changing the narrative we tell ourselves.

So the next time you find yourself saying, “I’m not good at…” pause for a moment, take a deep breath to reconsider and restate it into something positive.

You will be surprised at the difference it makes not just in your abilities but in how you see yourself.

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