Face it. It’s how we were all taught. When you were a child, it probably made more sense to spend time working on improving the skills that you need to move into adulthood.
But Sis, now, you’ve been at your career for years now. You are a leader, an eagle. There are just some skills, soft or hard, that you are better at than others. Spending time improving them, may be slowing you down from your aspirations.
Positive psychology has proven time and again that if you want to move forward faster toward your goals, you should probably lean into your strengths. Ask yourself, would an Olympic sprinter be making the best use of her time improving her long-distance endurance? Most likely not. So why should you spend time focusing on areas of weakness when you could be optimizing your strengths?
Do you know what your strengths are? There are several ways to uncover them. I recommend the assessment provided by the University of Pennsylvania. I mention it here in the video.
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