“Knowing Your Own Strengths and Weaknesses Increases Your Chances of Professional Success.“
One important building block for professional success is an awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses – in other words, being self-aware.
Since things like having vague goals, lacking ambition, procrastinating and lacking resolve are common reasons for failure, self-awareness can help to constructively take action against these weaknesses – or at least to balance them out with your strengths.
Don’t worry – this doesn’t require going to a psychologist.
It’s more than enough if you go through a checklist of questions, which should include:
-Have I achieved my aim for this year?
-Was I always friendly, courteous and cooperative?
-Did I make all decisions promptly and firmly?
Then you should compare your subjective self-analysis with somebody else’s objective evaluation of you.
This works best when you sit down with a person who knows you really well to openly and honestly discuss your strengths and weaknesses