A local television station in Baltimore hired a young African-American woman to co-anchor the evening news. Unfortunately, she was too emotional and not detached enough to be a big city news anchor.
When she flubbed a line, she'd laugh. When a story was sad, she'd cry. And there were several things about her appearance the station didn't like. So the station decided to reassign (demote) her to an early morning talk show.
And that morning show was the perfect fit for Oprah's personality.
We don't need to fix our supposed weaknesses, we just need to find the right spot.
Next time you encounter criticism, ask yourself this question. Is this really a weakness or am I just in the wrong spot?
* Credit for this story goes to Tom Morris, philosopher, speaker and author of Twisdom: A Philosopher Ponders Life in 140 Characters or Less
You can take advantage of a rare opportunity to meet Tom and hear him speak at his upcoming Wisdom Retreats in Wilmington, NC.