When it comes to achieving healthy and positive change most of us focus on overcoming our weaknesses. But in most cases, it’s of more benefit to focus on your strengths instead.
There Are Some Things You Will Never Be Good At—And That’s OK!
It’s ok if you can’t master a weakness because you can delegate or hire someone who is—or find an alternative. This isn’t a matter of being lazy, it about accepting and even appreciating your limits. If it’s not a life, career, or social skill that you require for health and productivity accept that there are things unique to you that you do better and focus on those skills instead.
Strengthen Your Strength Instead
This is a concept explored in the book Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. While the book focuses on career strengths the same concept works for your personal strengths. The first step is identifying your natural strengths, then building upon them further. This has far more value than trying to master a natural weakness. To determine your strengths ask others what areas you excel in, and consider what you enjoy and what things are easy for you—and maybe not for others. You can also take a strength finders test.
Another benefit of focusing more on what you do well is that you will feel a greater sense of accomplishment and joy on a daily basis.