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What ya gonna do with those weaknesses?

June 17, 2015

Here’s a great idea…

“Excellence can be achieved only by focusing on strengths and managing weaknesses, not through the elimination of weaknesses.”  Advice from Donald Clifton and Paula Nelson, experts in finding and developing personal strengths, in their book, Soar With Your Strengths.

In other words…

We can reach excellence by finding out what we are good at and using those strengths rather than trying to spend all of our time overcoming the things we do poorly. We need to find ways to cope with our weaknesses, but most of our time should be focused on using our strengths.

Here’s how you can use this idea to have a better life…

What are your strengths? What comes easily and naturally to you? This week try focusing on using your strengths. Try not to focus on the areas in which you are weak. You may find your weaknesses becoming less of a problem as you spend more time and energy developing your strengths.

To find out more…

For more information about personal well-being, check out our free programs: Your Blueprint for Happiness, Getting Our Hearts Right, or Managing Stress programs at uaex.edu/self, like us at facebook.com/navigatinglife or contact your local county Extension agent. You may also enjoy reading Authentic Happiness. For more information on improving your strengths, we recommend Soar with Your Strengths by Donald O. Clifton and Paula Nelson.

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