You can increase your level of satisfaction in life when you maximize your strengths, those things that come naturally to you or things that you have a strong passion for.
Something that you are not very good at or that you don’t have an intense desire for might be considered a weakness. You can practice and work on the skills to get better but the energy you have to put into reaching a high level of proficiency will drain your enthusiasm quickly.
The energy you have to put in towards maximizing your strengths will be small and the results will be much more quickly visible.
Marcus Buckingham, the author of “GO put your strengths to work” writes that “you will grow the most in the areas of your greatest strengths.”
If you were able to use your strengths daily and were able to maximize those strengths you would achieve a high degree of self-satisfaction in your life. If you were able to consistently use your strengths imagine how significantly that could change your life.
Imagine doing the things you were truly gifted at – and using those gifts to make a difference.
Imagine being energized, engaged, enthusiastic, enamored, effusive, and enabled by doing what you are really good at.
If you don’t know what your gifts, talents and strengths are you need to spend a few moments asking yourself – what things do I do that puts an intense smile in my heart. If I do what I am really good at does time just fly away? If you can spend hours doing something that others think “you’re crazy” you just might be working on a strength. When your life blossoms because you are doing what you love to do you are living in a strength.
Do you know your strengths? Are you focused on building that strength daily? If you’re not, when are you going to start?
If you are spending time chasing weaknesses hoping to make them stronger … you might be missing out on what is really important to your happiness.