this one is a lesson in self-awareness from one of my favorite professors.

you need to know what you’re good at and what you’re not so good at. in other words, you need to watch your shadow, the space where your weaknesses live, and learn to fill that space with people who are better than you in those areas.

i have friends and colleagues, for example, that can sit for hours thinking about how they're going to build a pink ladder to the moon. and that's great. for them. i just can't do it! i'm more of a "how much are the bricks and how are we going to pay for the paint" kinda girl. so, i know that is both my strength and my weakness. and, as one of my bschool buddhas says, i have to watch my shadow accordingly.

ever think about your shadow?

photo above by fan ho