82: Strengths and Weaknesses: Michael Jordan vs. Marilyn vos Savant


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“Determine how you want to apply your intelligence and sharpen your saw to that specific end.”

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We all have strengths and weaknesses.

So we’re left with the decision: do we spend time working on our weaknesses or do we pursue our strengths instead? By pursuing the former, we create a more well-rounded individual. But if we choose the latter, we are able to cut through the noise by specializing and being that much better than the competition.

On today’s episode of The MentorBox Podcast, we are beginning a new series called Wisdom Warfare. In this segment, we isolate two pieces of conflicting wisdom in the self-development community, and pin them up against each other to expose the truth. In doing this, we strive to find more nuance in the conversation by shifting away from some of the more extremist thinking and allowing for that space in the middle.

Tune in to this discussion to learn about strengths and weaknesses, specifically how NBA superstar Michael Jordan matches up against the genius Marilyn vos Savant.

“You can know and trust your ability to bounce back from rejection.”

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Points to Keep In Mind
  • “My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.” - Michael Jordan
  • “Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.” - Marilyn vos Savant
  • Look at the Monty Hall problem
  • Recognize when your schooling is getting in the way of your success
  • Don’t think of your strengths and weaknesses on a spectrum of good and bad
    • Instead, think of it on a three-dimensional scale
  • Guiness retired the IQ test category because of how difficult it is to define intellect

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