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Do you find yourself looking for your weaknesses and trying to improve on them? That shows you have characterโ€”but isnโ€™t the smartest way to go about things.

In todayโ€™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 exploitingโ€”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, youโ€™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.