In sports, we often hear the phrase, knowing his limitations, or staying within himself, whatever that means. But the point is, we all do have certain limits of our abilities, either physically or mentally and in some cases, professionally. What we have to be careful of is to not set these limits too small. We have to learn what we can do potentially and learn to deal with them accordingly. We can’t ignore our shortcomings just as we can’t fail to maximize our strengths. Weaknesses are sometimes covered up by overcompensating in other areas… but not for long. The power of the mirror carries a strong voice when it looks back and says in the cold, hard words, “You’re not fooling me!” The key is not getting down on yourself when you make your assessment. I’ll bet that no matter who you are or what you do in life, there is something that you are able to do better than anyone else you know. Doing this simple exercise will provide an inventory profile to you, and about you that will allow you to do those things that you do well… even better. And identify things that need improvement so you can do some housecleaning. Once you get a good grip on what works for you and what doesn’t, set a course of daily action to put yourself in situations where your strengths outnumber your weaknesses… then, just watch what happens.