Knowing who you are and what your limits are is critical for true success. We all have limits. It is quite apparent when you observe people. Imagine some of your closest friends and their characteristics. You have an expectation of what they will be like on a consistent basis. They play out their scripts pretty predictably.
Likewise, you are the same. There is predictability with the way you approach things. We like to think we are not. However, we tend to have a poor measurement of our own value and worth. It is often inaccurate.
I have worked with many types of people and one of the key ways we work on systems and processes for growing a business is measuring talent. This is done through a strengths test. From this test, there is analysis done on behaviors and thought patterns which are quite revealing to my clients. It helps them understand not only how they see and engage with the world, but also how others engage them.
The goal is to help each person know who they are and step into their strengths while mitigating or avoiding their weaknesses altogether. Living and working in your strengths is both energizing and harmonious. You can find great fulfillment by living out who you are instead of trying to make yourself be something you are not.
Furthermore, you can make decisions which allow you to operate in your sweet spot rather than your weak spot. If you lack this clarity and knowledge, then a lot of time, energy and expense can be wasted. You may be in a fruitless cycle in life rather than building something worthwhile. Your strengths are not aligned with your work.
The successful people I know tend to have a very good feel for who they are. They operate from this core self-awareness and are quite comfortable with who they are and are clear on where they are going.
If you feel stuck, hate your job or want something more, I want to encourage you to take the step which I know has empowered many of my clients to get laser focused and produce higher results. Take a strengths test. Understand who you are and who you are not. Then live in that space with freedom and clarity. At the end of the day, we all have the same amount of time each day. Using it for wasteful work can deteriorate opportunities.
Do you feel like you know who you are?