What I learnt from the Olympics (3)

Strengthening your weak areas

Over the past few days, I have been sharing some personal lessons or principles that I learnt from the recently-concluded London Olympics. This is the third in the series and if you haven’t seen any of the previous two articles, they are available on our website.

The observation I would like to share with you today is the importance of not only developing your main area of strength, but also developing other areas that have an impact on your overall success.

I learnt this principle from the gold medal winner of the women’s heptathlon event, Jessica Ennis. The heptathlon event consists of 6 disciples. Therefore, it is to be expected that the athletes would be stronger in some disciples than the others. According to the TV commentary that I listened to, Javelin was one of her weaker disciplines. According to the media, she had been doing a lot more training in this area.

The reason for this is quite simple. Small ‘weaknesses’ or ‘points lost’ in the Javelin event can have an impact on the total score and ultimately, her overall position in the medal table. She did not really on the fact that she was already good or strong in certain other areas to compensate for her weakness in the Javelin.

The reason I found this an interesting principle is because many times, we talk about focusing exclusively on our main area of strength. Whilst this is a good and noble thought, there are times that we have to develop weaker areas because it has an impact on the overall success of what we are trying to achieve

For us as Christian business people or entrepreneurs, we need to have an overview of areas that will affect the ultimate success of the business, which are outside our main areas of strength. Developing skills is different from diversifying into different areas or being a jack of all trade and master of none.

However, the point I am making in this article is that we need to be knowledgeable or at the very least, have an overview of the factors that can affect the eventual success of our business. We need to identify our weak areas and spend time developing these ‘weakness spots’ so that our overall success in enhanced. We never know how and when it will pay serious dividends.

Hope this article has provided food for thought and I will appear again soon in your inbox with more of my insights from the Olympics. Until then, stay blessed


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About the Author: Ola Aroyehun

Ola Aroyehun editor of The Christian Business and Professional Magazine: a magazine dedicated to helping Christians apply biblical principles to their professional lives.

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