You’ll never be good at everything. You can’t expect a satisfactory outcome each time you jump into something new. It takes time to mold skills; to craft strengths. In order to maintain those skills, you must build confidence.
You’ve been blessed with competence; to do what you desire. You have been gifted the opportunity to reach your goals. You’ve been given the option to do with your life what you will. And yet, it won’t be easy. You’ll face enemies and struggles you can hardly comprehend. But it’s the strength of these struggles that will make you stronger.
Don’t assume you’ll immediately become an expert in marketing because your startup requires it. Perhaps your website gains no more than 100 views per month. Does this make you a terrible writer? Not in the least.
Don’t pretend to be something you’re not.
Find your strengths. Trust me – you’ve got plenty. Optimize those qualities. Utilize them in your journey to accomplish your ambitions. And remember: diversity makes the world go round. You may not be a skilled leader, but your business partner just might have the qualities needed for the task. You might not have the skills to be the artist your company needs. But someone out there has the abilities you seek. And yes, they likely want a job that will let them chase their passion.
Our Strengths Matter
Here’s the bottom line – we are all gifted. We’ve all been given individual qualities, skills, and abilities; strengths unique only to us. Skills that are pertinent to our personal pursuits.
The wonderful thing about humanity is the necessity of communication. Teams. The compatibility of a dynamic partnership is truly a sight worth recognizing. Groupings made of multiple personalities, abilities, and ambitions – that is what makes your ambition possible.
Don’t rely on a botched skillset learned from mere observation. The quality you’re yearning to learn may not be your strong suit. Admitting that fact is the first step towards your success.
Now, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Taking the time to learn and develop new skills should be on the top of your to-do list. But you can’t become an expert after a few lessons. Life doesn’t work that way.
Industries change. Expectations of the skills you’re trying to comprehend can alter swiftly, without warning. And because you aren’t as well-versed in the subject, you won’t expect the change. You won’t be as prepared as the seasoned businessman when the economy takes a brief nosedive. You won’t be as ready for the consequences as an experienced teacher when standards change; when kids are expected to learn math in a new way.
So don’t assume. Never think you will be an expert at everything. Learn what you can, but pay attention to your unique skills. And remember – what you accomplish matters. Concentrate on what you can achieve and leave the logo design to the Graphic Designer you hired.
Reach for the impossible, but don’t be afraid to allow others the opportunity to help once in a while.
Playing to Your Strengths is a Worthwhile Path
Finding your strengths is necessary. Figuring out where you excel can make or break your work environment. It can mean the difference between a new client and the loss of an old one.
Let everyone, including yourself, play to his or her strengths. Imagine if everyone were given the opportunity to truly utilize all of their unique abilities. Consider the success that would follow! Again, learning and growing is important. But denying someone the opportunity to showcase their talents is distasteful. If you’ve got someone who loves photographing on your team and excels at it – let them take charge! If one of your friends is an avid rock climber and you’re looking to learn, let them teach you.
This world is chock-full of unique abilities and talents. Let’s see them put to use. It would make the world brighter, more passionate, and far more optimistic.
Why not let it happen?