Understanding your Strengths and Weaknesses: The Key to Reaching Your Full Potential
Gaining a greater understanding of yourself does not only bring more happiness and growth to your personal life. It also helps you perform better at work. Being completely aware of what your motivators are, as well as what your strengths and weaknesses are, can help you determine where your areas of potential growth truly lie.
There is a belief that someone’s weaknesses are just areas waiting to be developed into strengths. The thing is – it’s not always the case for everyone. For some people, weaknesses are just that – limitations and difficulties. After all, no one is perfect. People can be good at one thing, but not so good at another. And if you become totally certain and accepting of what you’re real weaknesses are, you’ll then realise that you need not focus in those areas. You can ‘shift your gears’ and bring your attention to other things – your strengths.
When you fully grasp the fact that no one can be good at everything, it changes your focus. Accepting your flaws will bring your attention to the things that truly matter, which are working on your strengths and recognising your positive motivators.
Recognising your motivations will also give you a good idea of what projects are worth pursuing, which teams you should join and where you truly belong. The more you know about yourself, the less likely you are to find yourself struggling on a project that leaves you feeling unmotivated and lost.