During my trip i read the book Next Generation Leader- read the whole thing in one day even.. it’s a good read.
One of the main ideas is competency (this words seems to come up over and over again this year).
He encourages his readers to focus on stregnths, and for all practical purposes ignore weaknesses.
He mentions how most parents want their kids to work hard on the subjects they did poorly in. And opposes the pursuit of being well-rounded.
i think there some good thoughts there. i for one, often wish i could be extremely good at one thing…
What do you think? Should a person invest their energy at improving their weaknesses, or focus their energy at developping & using their strengths?
Here’s the thing though. When i have kids, and they struggle in one subject, i also will challenge them to work to improve in that subject… because, well, ya never know… i mean i started at Purdue as a math major, then did a complete 180 to finish with a degree in writing. And this was college, not highschool or jr high…
the thing is, … we don’t know what we’re good at until we really try.
Plus, i think there is benefit to being well-rounded. And we should strive to be a complete person… even if we focus most of our energy in one area.
Which brings me to my real question: What are my strengths & weaknesses?
i really have no clue. i really don’t think i am good at anything. i feel like i am average at a lot. And typically describe myself as mediocre.
If i had to, i would describe myself as a people-person damit! Or maybe say..
I’m a people person, very personable. I absolutely insist on enjoying life. Not so task-oriented. Not a work horse. If you’re looking for a Clydesdale I’m probably not your man. Like I don’t live to work, it’s more the other way around. I work to live.
Finding weaknesses is much easier…
i am selfish, undisciplined, lazy, self-centered, not time-oriented…
but strengths? i guess i have a decent memory, and maybe a sheperding heart..
Anyone want to tell me what my strengths and weaknesses are? And how to develop and use my strengths to the best of my ability and for the glory of God?