In addition to maintaining your health and relationships, Personal Development also involves recognizing and understanding your strengths and weaknesses.
Despite what you might think, you are not required, or even capable of doing everything. No one is. Thankfully, the sooner a person comes to terms with that fact of life, the healthier and more rewarding his life will be. Everyone has different areas they excel in, talents that naturally flow from themselves. Perhaps you have the ability to naturally reassure people. Perhaps you’ve never met a computer that you couldn’t handle. Or maybe you are the next dog whisperer. Whatever the case, it is important to use your strengths to the best of your ability. After all, these natural talents are yours, and should not be wasted.
While you have a few natural flairs in some areas of your life, there are others where you could use a little help. Never be afraid to ask for it. A genuine need for assistance should never been seen as a sign of weakness – only a sign of intelligence. In addition, by requesting help with things, you’ll be able to witness some great examples of natural talent being used.
One of the best examples of these concepts was seen in the early days of the Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford not only pioneered the automobile, but he also helped to implement many labor practices that were seen as extremely controversial. For starters, he recognized quite early that each person he hired had different areas of strength, ones that could be utilized in a team environment where everyone was equal. By providing a place where the ideas and work mattered more than the status of the people, a person’s innovations and ideas would carry them further than their past or even who they knew.
Andrew Carnegie once said “teamwork is the ability to work together towards a common vision… it is the fuel that allows common people to obtain uncommon results.” That simple statement underscores one of the vital ideas to any successful endeavor, business or otherwise.
Do you have a grasp on your own strengths and weaknesses? How about your teams?
Instant Sales Nugget: As you work to help your clients and help them to identify and solve their problems, by minimizing their risks, your team plays a vital role. Knowing their strengths and weaknesses can help you navigate your clients through the process with the greatest success and benefit. You will gain confidence knowing who to turn to in each and every situation as it is presented, and bring the very best to those you serve.