See all Meditation


Top articles

How to Meditate: Meditation 101 for Beginners

10 Science-Backed Benefits of Meditation

What is Meditation?

Mindful LivingSleep
CommunityFor Work



Cory Muscara



Scan the following QR code with your camera app to open it on your phone

Don't Try to Be "Well-Rounded"

Personalized support for learning how to integrate mindfulness into your life. Delivered fresh everyday by our world renowned experts. Choose meditation duration:

Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, we're going to

talk about cultivating your strengths

versus eliminating your weaknesses.

There's a big emphasis in our

culture on being well-rounded, as

if this is the epitome of success.

So if you imagine yourself as a star,

let's say, you might think of the

edges of the star as your strengths.

And where it dips in

might be your weaknesses.

And although we might not typically

think of it through this symbol, much

of what we try to do is pull out the

dips so that we're more of a circle and

this would be considered well-rounded.

And think about it for yourself.

When you think of improving

your life, if what comes up.

Do you default to thinking about

what you're not doing well and

figuring out how to do it better?

Or do you default to what you are doing

well and how you can improve that?

Both strategies are important, no doubt.

And you can point to many scenarios

where we have to evaluate what our

weaknesses are and make sure they're

not completely pulling us down.

But the research in positive psychology

continues to show that when we put more

emphasis on our strengths And develop

these strengths it makes us more effective

in the workplace in relationships.

It makes us more happy, resilient.

And you can check with your own

experience, but it feels good to

be attuned to what you're good at.

And if you organize your life to use

more of your strengths, at work and at

home, it's a very different way to go

about your life than constantly trying to

eliminate and focus on your weaknesses.

So my encouragement to

you today is twofold.

One assess what your usual

way about going about this is.

Do you focus more on weaknesses or

do you focus more on your strengths?

And to if it's the former, what

if instead of focusing so much on

rounding out the dips in the star,

you focused on sharpening the edges.

If you need some help assessing what

your strengths are, you can check

out the book StrengthsFinder 2.0.

Remember if you only focus on

eliminating your weaknesses, you

can never grow the gifts that you

were given to offer the world.

Thank you for your practice.

And I'll talk to you

soon in the meditation.

Take care.

Get Unlimited Access

Start your mindfulness journey today.

A Mindfulness Plus+ subscription gives you unlimited access to a world of premium mindfulness content.

  • Over 1,800 meditations, sleep, calm music, naturescapes and more
  • Daily mindfulness video meditations 365 days a year
  • 100s of courses and tools to help manage anxiety, sleep and stress

Get started today

Start your 7-day free trial
Or sign up with

Email Missing

We couldn’t detect your email with the SSO provider you have selected.

Mindfulness Guarantee

We are here to make a positive impact on the world. We never want to sell you something that hasn’t helped you live a better life. That’s why if you’re unhappy with any purchase from us, you have 30 days to get a full refund and your money back.

If you subscribed to Mindfulness Plus+ and are unhappy with your purchase, please get in contact with us within the 30-day period and we’ll refund your purchase.

Learn more about our Mindfulness Guarantee.


Bring balance into your everyday life.

We believe in a world where everybody has access to the life-changing skills of mindfulness.

  • 2,000+ Guided Meditations
  • Daily Coaching
  • Sleep Content
  • Mindful Exercises
  • Mindful Radio
  • 10+ Courses from world-class teachers

Private Browsing

Added to your cart!


Claim your free access

Create a mindfulness account and we’ll unlock this premium session in your account forever.

or continue with
By continuing, you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy.

Do you already have an account?

Start a free trial to play this session

7-Days free trial, cancel anytime.

Finish personalizing your account

Complete a few quick questions to make your own personalized mindfulness plan.