I think it's a good idea to regularly take stock of your strengths and weaknesses. Like a job interview, but without the lame "I work too hard" or "I get overly invested in my job" answers as your weaknesses. I started thinking about my own strengths and weaknesses this morning in court when the judge accused someone (not me) of having poor character. Here's the results:
Weakness: I suck at math. Especially when that math involves money. It's lethal combination of inability to add/subtract and amnesia.
Strength: I can divide any number by three really fast, in my head. I think this talent was developed after years of determining how much jail time someone will serve once they've been given credit for good time. I can also divide by five and multiply by three (this is how I convert from km to mi -- you know, a 5K is about 3 miles, so do the math . . .).
Weakness: I am a big clutz. I fall down stairs. I trip up stairs. I slip on ice.
Strength: I (knock on wood) have never been injured from running.
Weakness: I have terrible hand-eye coordination and have never been able to play any sports. Softball? Hell no. Volleyball? Never got picked for the team. Basketball? I can shoot hoops on Sophie's 3-foot hoop and still miss.
Strength: I can run! I might not be super fast, but I can run. And I can run a long ways.
So what has my little time of self-assessment taught me? I think that I am uniquely suited to continue running. Good thing, because I have a little tempo run on the schedule tonight, so I'm not ready to quit yet.