There was a king who owned a very valuable diamond, one of the rarest and most perfect in the world. One day he dropped the diamond and a deep scratch marred its face.
The king summoned for the best jewel experts in the land to remove this blemish, but all agreed that the best way to remove the scratch was to cut away the part of the surface, reducing its weight and value.
Finally one expert appeared and assured the king he could repair the diamond and actually increase its value. His self-confidence was convincing and the king authorized the artisan to go to work.
In a few days he returned the diamond. The king was amazed to find that the diamond now was etched with a tiny, lovely rose. On closer examination he discovered that the former scratch had become the stem of this exquisite flower.
Now Let’s just get this out of the way; no one is 100% perfect having everything going for them. That’s just the simple truth.
We all have weaknesses and challenges but how we see and react to them is a matter of choice. Your weaknesses can either reduce or increase your value just like in the case of the diamond.
Use your defects to increase your value.