Do you find yourself looking for your weaknesses and trying to improve on them? That shows you have character—but isn’t the smartest way to go about things.
In today’s skills-based economy, you should find your strengths and work on them. You have a unique genius in some area and that is what you should be exploiting—your company may even create a new position for your skillset.
But how do you know what your strengths are?
Here are a few questions you can ask yourself:
Write a list of the times that you feel most successful at work. What is the common theme among them?
When does time seem to just fly by? What can I easily concentrate on and learn about?
When am I frustrated that others are doing something wrong? What seems very simple to me and complicated to others?
After answering these questions, you’ll have a list of strengths that you can leverage at work. If you are still struggling, you can always take a strengths-based assessment or talk with a coach.