Now, Discover Your Strengths February 4, 2008
Find out how to find the work you were meant to be doing.
This article talks about a book called “Now, Discover Your Strengths,” by Buckingham and Clifton. In the article, Susan Dunn explains:
“Knowledge and skills can be acquired, but talents are innate. Why is this important? In their book, “Now, Discover Your Strengths,” Buckingham and Clifton propose the theory that if you work in your strength areas, you can perform consistently and effortlessly at a near perfect level and find great satisfaction. Sounds like heaven on earth, doesn’t it? Well, there are ways to get there. Listen up! “Most of us have little sense of our talents and strengths,” the authors say. “Guided by our parents, by our teachers, by our managers, and by psychology’s fascination with pathology, we become experts in our weaknesses and spend our lives trying to repair these flaws, while our strengths lie dormant and neglected.'”
This is a great book to pick up if your one of the many people who needs to figure out what they should be spending their lives doing/ what they are truly best at. Another great thing to read is this article by Steve Pavlina, Love Your Work or Don’t Work at All.