I’m no genius but I’m smart in spots, and I stay around those spots.
—Ancient Greek aphorism inscribed in the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi
Like most of us, I was brought up in a society that taught me to watch out for my mistakes, flaws, and weaknesses. I was told that I had to work on improving in the areas where I was weak and that focusing on my strengths was not enough. Like so many people, I was made to feel ashamed of my mistakes and whatever I was bad at. I was told that if I wanted to get anywhere in life, I had to fix my weakest parts. Nothing could be further from the ...