“Winners Evaluate Themselves In A Positive Manner And Look For Their Strengths As They Work To Overcome Weaknesses.”
How To Recognize Your True Strengths and Weaknesses
Skills don’t develop overnight. They are developed all throughout your life and shaped by your experiences. Some of these skills are innate and some you will acquire as you continue to mature and grow in your career. Many of these skills are applicable in your everyday life, especially at work. Recognizing your strengths and weaknesses can help in your career. It may be a challenge to identify each one of them but listening to people around you will really help.
When it comes to the things that you are really good at, your family is the first one who notice it and will keep telling you about it. You just have to listen to what they say and challenge yourself to be better at it. Once you have identified your strengths, you have to be confident and acknowledge the greatness in you. Knowing and being able to discover your unique qualities will serve you right. It is also crucial to get engage in activities that will further hone your skills. If you are creative, get into arts. If you are highly logical, get an engineering or technical job. In this way, you’ll be an incredible member of your team and be able to do what you are passionate about. Continue to develop your skills and talents by enrolling in different classes and seminars. Remember, the more you do something, the better you will be at it. Practice makes perfect!
Knowing your weakness is a little more challenging as it imparts negativity. Let us define weakness in a different manner. Weaknesses are the things you are not as good at. Your loved ones probably won’t tell you your weakness because they don’t want to offend you or hurt your feelings. If you wish to know the things that you need to improve, have the initiative to ask a trusted friend or colleague if there are things that you need to work on yourself. Remember to be open and not take their opinion in a negative way. Instead, take it as a challenge to be better. Nobody is perfect so it’s totally okay to not be good in everything. Being aware of your weaker areas will make you more competitive. You can actually still choose a career that doesn’t heavily involve the skills that you are not quite good at. If you push yourself into something that is really not for you, it is likely to get screwed up.
Here’s the good news. You can turn your weakness into strength. For example, you are a strong minded person. People dislike it because you are not easily persuaded with their opinion and it seems like you always want to have it your way. On a positive note, strong-mindedness is also advantageous because being decisive and not caring what other people say about you are positive traits. Another thing that you should bear in mind when recognizing your weaknesses is to not be too hard on yourself. You can never be perfect. Nobody will. So try to understand that once in a while you will commit mistakes. Constantly challenge yourself to improve but don’t dwell on the past.
With both strengths and weaknesses, evolution is the key. Be completely open to new challenges and opportunities that will change you and help you grow. Embrace the change and be excited for what is about to come.