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June 15, 2016

Every once in a while there’s a discussion around whether living according to your strengths and showing your authentic self is good or damaging. Often in these discussions people hide behind labels such as authenticity or strengths: I screwed up because it’s not my strength. I didn’t do it properly because I didn’t feel like doing it in that moment. The moment you start using your strengths and your authenticity as excuses you will probably walk into trouble.

Because of my innate interest and strengths I prefer soccer to say ballet. However if I am serious about improving my soccer skills, I might have to do things which temporarily drain my energy such as practicing to juggle the ball with my feet. Your strengths exempt you from doing ballet but they should never be the excuse to shirk the stuff you need to do to gain mastery at something that is important to you.