Sharpen Your Strengths

This move is designed to help you identify and build on your strengths.
John Corcoran

About the Move

People were trained into thinking that we need to perfect our weaknesses, and guard our strengths. But doing so might just get you frustrated and stuck. What’s more productive is to focus and build up your strengths instead.

This Move will help you work proactively towards improving your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.

Setting the Move in motion:

Assess Yourself

There’s a variety of effective assessment and personality tests that could help you identify your strengths and weaknesses. These objective tools can help you become more aware of your skills.

Also a pro-tip: Take these tests regularly, once a year, for instance, in order to know how you are progressing and changing with your skills.

Ask for Feedback

You can also go to your family and friends who know you well and the way you work for feedback. You can ask them directly what they view as your strengths. It is a good question to ask, as this may lead into creating an environment that will help you reinforce your strengths.

Seek Help and Training

So what should you do with your weaknesses? The best and most efficient way to minimize your weaknesses is to tap the people around you to help you out. If ever you’re facing a task that you struggle with, delegate them out to someone who has the proper skillset to do these tasks excellently. If ever these tasks are something that you really need to face, then ask for help or assistance. Find ways you can work around them.

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