Most of us are very good at one or a few things, average at most things, and not very good at one or two other things. While we should always strive to improve those deficient areas, we should also always be mindful of leveraging our strengths.
Remember that one of the principals of leverage is M=V/E, or motivation equals value divided by effort. When you are really good at something, it is easier to do and yields better results. In the equation, we can increase V and decrease E, yielding increased motivation. This is why doing what we are good at can actually help us feel more energized.
Of course, the inverse is also true. When we focus on something we are not good at, it requires more E for less V, thereby decreasing motivation, which has a draining effect on us.
Ideally, we could spend all of our time doing the things we are best at, but you probably don’t have that option. What can we do about that? We’ll look at the answer to that question tomorrow.
Do good and be well,