Many resolutions and goals we set for ourselves are about ‘keeping up with the neighbour’.

We often compare our weaknesses with other’s strengths, and see ourselves as less than what we think we should be. We then try to ‘close the gap’ by focussing on our weakness.

Instead, try focusing on your strengths. You’d be surprised at how often using your own true strengths to get things done is better than trying to imitate other’s strengths. Be authentic and true to yourself.

Make an inventory of your strengths and what they can be used for at work (and at home 🙂 )
Ask colleagues what your strengths are, and listen; because you may not at first see within yourself what is so plain to others.

“I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.” Jane Wagner.

If this quote resonates with you, perhaps you should get more specific about who you are, what your strengths are, and how you want to use them. Click here to find out how.

My best wishes, Paul


By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Consultant on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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