During a CNBC interview earlier this year, 26-year-old millionaire Brian Wong said that people should not focus on self-improvement. On the surface, this might seem like a strange comment. After all, aren't we all working to be better people and improve ourselves?
Wong's point, though, is that we cannot be good at everything. He feels we can achieve more by focusing on our strengths rather than always trying to improve upon our weaknesses.
He encourages people to find their greatest strengths, or superpower, as he calls it, and use that strength where it is appreciated and can be expanded.
Unfortunately, finding your superpower is not easy for everyone. Luckily, there are several things you can do to find and improve upon your unique strengths.
- Make a List. Create a list of the things you do well. This list can be as long or as short as you would like. If you have created a long list, once you are done, you may want to cross out some things, especially those things that you are only slightly above average at doing.
- Make a Connection. Once you have narrowed down your list to just a few skills, make a connection between those skills. This connection will help you decide where your skills are needed most. For some people, the connection might be pretty simple. For example, if you are great at making people laugh and drawing, the right path for you might be as a cartoonist. For other people, the connection might be a little harder.
- Don't Give Up. Even after you have discovered your superpower, others may not fully understand why that specific set of skills is essential for their company. If that is the case, do not give up. Try another company until you find the one that works for you. At times, you may even need to venture out and make a venue for your unique skill set to be appreciated by creating your own company, as Wong did, or making serious changes to a current company.
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