How many times have you identified a weakness and then set out to make improvements but fall short of your goals or do well for a time and then drop back? We are not wired in our brains for some activities to do as well as we’d like. For example, write your name with your dominant or strong hand. Now write it with your weak hand. It would take approximately 8,000 to 10, 000 hours of practice to write well with your weak hand and make it flow as well as your dominant hand. For most of us, this task seems unappealing and a waste of resources.
Instead of working on what we identify as weakness it is far more productive to increase our strengths. Next week is a challenge for improving your character strengths. Go to strengthschallenge.com to find out and sign up for this free program to learn how to identify and improve the strengths you have. When we improve our strengths we also improve values/ characteristics that are not in our top five, increase well-being or happiness, and find we are happier in our work.
Happy at work? Can it be? Yes, it is possible. Check it out…
May you thrive in your strength building.