Every person you know knows something that you don’t. So you have something to learn from everyone. And everyone has something to learn from you. That’s because we all have strengths and we all have weaknesses.
Albert Einstein said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by his ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
A great prescription for depression is to focus on everyone else’s strengths. But a prescription for success is to focus on the gifts God has given you.
Paul said, “Each person has received a gift” (1 Peter 4:10).
If you want to be happy, successful, and live in recovery, spend more time focused on what you can do well instead of the things you aren’t so good at.
Recovery Step: Identify one gift, talent, or ability which God has given you. Then live from your strengths.