Why You Undervalue Your Strengths

I’ve written two blogs per week for the last several years. This is in addition to any writing I do for media, speaking events or videos. Each piece of writing represents an idea—something I’ve thought of and want to share with the world to hopefully help, inspire or encourage others.

And every time I sit down to write down my idea, I have the same thoughts.

“Everyone knows this. Why are you writing about it? This is so obvious! Everyone will read it, roll their eyes, and think, “Duh. Everyone knows that.”

But I’m not the only one that has that thought. I know that you do too.

You want to create a product, add a new service to your business, or put yourself out there in some way—you want to share part of your heart and yourself with the world—and all you can think is, Everyone already knows this. Everyone already has this. Everyone already does this.

But what I want to remind you is something I’ve tried to remind myself of daily for the last several years.

What’s obvious to you is not obvious to everyone else. What’s easy for you is not easy for everyone else. What’s simple to you is not simple to everyone else.

Leading up to the Business Boutique, I wrote hours and hours of stage content to teach these women about their businesses. And with every session of teaching, slide or workbook page I created, I had those same thoughts. “Everyone knows this! They are going to boo you off the stage!”

But I kept reminding myself of that truth: What’s obvious to me is not obvious to everyone else.

And the same is true for you.

The gifts God created you with are unique to you and for you, so that you can share them with the world.

The knowledge that you have acquired and experiences you’ve been through are unique to you and for you, so that you can share them with the world.

The message that God has put on your heart or ideas in your mind are unique to you and for you, so that you can share them with the world.

We undervalue our strengths, knowledge and abilities because they’re effortless and obvious to us. But don’t let that stop you from sharing them with the world. Because what’s obvious to you might just be amazing to someone else.