The late business guru, Peter Drucker once said, “A person can perform only from strength,” and yet so many of us waste time improving our weaknesses, instead of honing our greatest strengths and talents.
If a particular task is always exhausting to you, it’s probably because you are forced to use your weaknesses to complete the task.
If your job is depleting your energy on a daily basis, it could be that you’re not in a position where your greatest strengths and talents can shine.
Signs You’re Not Using Your Strengths at Work
Tim Rath, author of “StrengthsFinder” suggests that when you’re not using your strengths at work, you are likely to:
- Dread going to work
- Have more negative than positive interactions with your colleagues
- Treat your customers poorly
- Tell your friends what a miserable company you work for
- Achieve less on a daily basis
- Have fewer positive and creative moments
If more than two of these points resonate with your experience at work right now, then take it as a sign that something isn’t right.
When you’re in a position where you use your strengths and greatest talents on a regular basis, your work should make you feel good (for the most part).
So, is it time for a shift?