By Guest Contributor Sally Bibb
We all have weaknesses. Our weaknesses are the things that drain us and make our heart sink if we have to do them. It’s human nature to focus on our weaknesses. BUT the only thing worth thinking about are your weaknesses that matter in your work.
Do you have any weaknesses that matter in your current job (or studies)?
Can you stop doing those things, can you ask someone else who is great at them to do them for you or can you become good enough at whatever it is so that it doesn’t get in your way too much?
Despite the fact that as humans it’s natural to want to focus on our weaknesses (it’s a survival mechanism), it is our strengths that are the key to our fulfilment. Spend more time thinking about and developing those as they are what will make you happy, strengthen you and propel you forward.
If you’re keen to make changes to your job, career or generally feel more fulfilled and confident you can find more help in The Strengths Workbook. It’s is an eight -week programme with short weekly and daily exercises.
To look at Sally’s previous blog – Where to start if you want to change your life after lockdown – click here or Establishing your strengths click here.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sally Bibb is an award-winning business author, keynote speaker and founding director of Engaging Minds, a strengths consultancy. She leads strengths-based organisational change work in Europe, USA and Asia, and has a track record of achieving transformational results for her clients. She is also author of The Strengths Book and The Strengths Workbook.
Learn more about The Strengths Workbook
It’s human nature to focus more on our weaknesses because we are programmed to be alert to risks in our environment. We end up focusing on what isn’t working, often overshadowing all the positives. But what if you focused on and played to your strengths instead? When you understand your strengths, you know what will make you fulfilled, happy and successful. It means you can become the best version of yourself as well as being confident about who you are.
Most people don’t know their strengths and struggle to know what’s right for them. The Strengths Workbook changes that with an eight-week programme that you can start anytime. If you want to become more energised and effective in life, work and relationships, this workbook is for you.
Learn more about The Strengths Book
It’s human nature to focus more on our weaknesses because we are programmed to be alert to risks in our environment. We end up focusing on what isn’t working, often overshadowing all the positives. But what if you focused on and played to your strengths instead? This practical and succinct book aims to revolutionise your life by helping you to identify what exactly makes you happy so that you will make the right choices; decide whether a job, activity or course is right for you; and understand why things seem to flow with some activities and some people, and not others. Knowing these things about yourself, and spending more time on what really energises and fulfils you – your strengths – will ultimately lead to a happier and more successful life.
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