Being Well-Rounded Is Making You Weak
The obsession to be a well-rounded person is handicapping your ability to make an impact.
Some people might not like it, but the truth is: you an I are naturally inclined towards certain things.
Let me be clear: we aren’t “wired” a certain way.
This isn’t an argument for genetic determinism, but we do have definite proclivities.
You know, the things that make you you. If you amplify those, it's going to be much more effective than trying to manage your weak links.
Look at it this way:
Darwin’s finches wouldn’t have survived and reproduced if they all tried to be the most well-rounded bird on the island.
They filled their niche in the ecosystem based on those biological differences.
Strange example, I know.
But there are things you’re good at. And getting better at them amplifies what you’re capable of.
Let me give an example from one of my clients.
*B* originally came to my program with the goal of trying to drop her drinking habit. She had been trying to break the vicious cycle for 7 years. As she puts it:
Her problem was that she focused more on shoring up her weak links than on amplifying her strengths.
When she shifted her perspective, everything changed for her in a matter of weeks:
It’s a weird shift for most of us to make.
When you learn how to identify and amplify your inherent strengths, it's kinda like tapping into your latent superpower. Instead of trying to be something that you're not, you turn up the dial on who you are.
It lets you show up as a better version of yourself:
And when you embody your best traits, it ripples out into everything you do. You become a better partner, a better teacher or practitioner, a better friend. As *B* writes:
What her story shows us is a simple lesson...
Chase what you’re good at.
Don’t play the games that make you weak.
The world will be a better place because of your commitment.
If you want to put this into practice for yourself, you'll need to figure out what those strengths of yours are...how to amplify them...and how to keep a consistent practice until they're rooted in your nervous system.
Then it's simply a matter of sitting back and watching the magic happen.
If you'd like to know how you can make this process work for you, click here to book a free session.
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