Professional athletes—at least the really good ones—know this is what works.
It doesn’t mean they don’t try to improve on those areas that aren’t their strengths; they just don’t focus on them.
Instead, they focus on their core abilities, the ones—or the one—that got them where they are. They don’t bemoan the things they aren’t good at; they celebrate the things in which they excel.
A star athlete doesn't let what they cannot do—or do well—interfere with what they can do.
We can all learn from this. Rather than feeling bad about our weaknesses, we should build on our strengths.
In doing so, we feel good. And when we feel good we’re happier—and we perform better.
Best LIfe Principles #9 is Focus and Build on Your Strengths
Something we highly recommend to our Inner Circle Members is to do an annual SWOT Analysis on themselves. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. It was designed for business and project evaluation, but it works great for individuals as well.
For a full—and free—explanation of the SWOT process including examples, download this MS Word document . . .