How many of us would say our greatest strength can also be our greatest weakness?

Here’s a characteristic that you may be surprised to learn can be pretty challenging: being responsible.

What? Being responsible means I’m getting my work done and making moves. How can that hinder me from my goals?

It’s not that it’s bad, but you can overuse a strength. When it comes to responsibility, you can overdo it by saying yes to everyone and everything. Let me update that report for you. … Here, I can do the shopping after work. … Sure, I can help you with that project.

Before you have time to realize it, you’re taking on the responsibilities and obligations of others. And let’s be honest, it’s only adding stress to your packed life. You may even go as far as to compromise your own priorities and needs to meet the demands of others. Though it may feel good to help out a friend or coworker, it’s also important to know what truly belongs to you.

If you’re curious about how to discern being helpful to others and being hurtful to your future success, there’s one question you need to ask yourself in this week’s video.