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You may have very little use of a single puzzle piece. I can’t argue with that. But let’s explore that a little further…
Being likable alone may not be an asset but not being likable may be a liability
Having long term relationships alone may not be an asset but not having them may be a liability.
Good communication skills alone may not be an asset but not having good communication skills may be a liability.
I can go on but the pint is really simple – any one puzzle piece may not be an asset but the NOT having that puzzle piece (when you are almost ready to complete the puzzle) can be a big liability.
Every puzzle piece is important when viewed in conjunction with other puzzle pieces in the puzzle.
View a single puzzle piece e independently and its easy to dismiss its importance. View the same puzzle piece in conjunction with other puzzle pieces and you will find the very same puzzle piece invaluable.
Really, its not the puzzle piece but your ability to see that puzzle piece in the right context that makes a world of difference.