Do you know your strengths? How about your weaknesses?
Do you spend more time developing your strengths or do you spend more time on your weaknesses?
I’m a big advocate of developing strengths and talents. Work with what you have rather than than what you don’t have.
For example, I’m terrible in drawing. So I don’t seek to improve it. Yes, I wish I had that skill but it’s just not in my genes.
On the other, I’m decent with writing. Not yet a super strength but a strength nonetheless. This is one skill I’m honing.
This is one major reason I blog. To hone my writing skill.
How about you? Are you actively working on your strength? Or are you letting your lizard brain take over and convince you to procrastinate?
According to John Maxwell, if you work on a weakness, you can only raise your ability a little bit (2 points on a 10 point scale). However, if you work on a strength, you can hone it even further to become a super strength.
Malcolm Gladwell in his groundbreaking book, Outliers, say we have to clock in 10,000 hours to become truly proficient in something.
Are you clocking in towards that 10,000 hour mark?
If you have’t discovered your strengths, I highly recommend you take the Strengthsfinder Test by the Gallup Institute.
It will tell you your top 5 strengths and how to harness it in your life.
For me, I have gotten: Futuristic, Learner, Intellection, Input and Empathy as my major strengths to work on
Have you taken it already? Share your results below!
What are your thoughts on strengths and weaknesses? Write them in the comments below!
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