What would you do if your son came home one day and gave you his report card and on his report card, had the grades A, B and F.
What grade would grab your attention first?
What grade would you want to focus on?
Most people who would answer this question would pick grade F. The reason is because we tend to focus on our weaknesses and try to improve them.
Tom Rath who wrote the book “StrengthsFinder 2.0” disagrees with that way of thinking.
Over 3 decades of research, interviews and tests of over 100,000 participants, he discovered that everyone has their own strengths and natural born gifts.
These are powerful strengths that we can use on a daily basis that will give us the most impact on our lives.
The reason why we should focus on our strengths and not our weaknesses is that there is simply not enough time our your lives to try and improve our weaknesses.
By the time we’ve improved our weaknesses, our life is over.
Why not work on your natural given strengths and let those strengths propel you in your life?
Why not team up with people who are strong in your weakness areas and form a powerful partnership?
Imagine Michael Jordan ignoring his strengths in basketball and trying to spend all his time trying to become a singer?
Imagine Steve Jobs ignoring his strengths in innovation and he focused on trying to maintain admin tasks in Apple?
Imagine if JK Rowling ignored her strength in writing and continued to focus on serving customers in a cafe?
Imagine the disaster!
The Essence of Finding Your Strengths
This is the core essence of Strengths Finder 2.0.
In this book, you’ll learn the importance of using your strengths and you’ll also discover what your top 5 strengths are.
Finally I would like to leave you a quote from the book.
“The most successful people start with dominant talent—and then add skills, knowledge, and practice to the mix. When they do this, the raw talent actually serves as a multiplier.” – Tom Rath (strengthsfinder 2.0)