Have you ever had the experience of being so deeply immersed in what you’re doing that you lost total track of time, research shows that those are the happiest times of our lives, when we’re engaged in our natural skills and abilities,what we enjoy.
As a business leader and coach with many years of experience, I’ve seen it in action, over and over again, people succeed when they put themselves in a position where they truly use their God give skills talents and abilities, creatively building their lives in this manner will lead to Happiness and Success.
When we talk about this—it seems clear that everyone who examines this, knows exactly what that means, because the results are almost universally positive.
People like the idea of developing their natural skills and talents, because it is natural and they are familiar with the meaning and satisfaction that comes from engaging in activities that are supported by their innate personal Perceptual Style.
However, most people don’t believe that it’s possible to succeed in business by focusing on their natural skills and talents’ however being yourself is the most crucial asset you have to offer.
Hard work may lead to some success, but success doesn’t lead to happiness. The truth is 180 degrees different: Happiness leads to real success. When people are happy and focused on the positive aspects of themselves and the world, their brains performs better than if they are negative, neutral, or stressed. They are more intelligent, more creative, and have more energy. In fact, when people are happy, their performances improve on every level of personal or business activity.
According to Shawn Achor, founder and CEO of Good Think, Inc., “If we study what is merely average, we will remain average.” What we focus on and study creates our life’s reality. If you focus on discovering and developing your talent’s instead of your weaknesses, your will have a list of talents strengths that will improve your life and not keep you in mediocrity.
If you want to be truly successful, first you must be happy. To be happy, you must focus on what you genuinely enjoy doing, and focus on developing what you already do well. Almost anyone who has mastered any discipline will attest to the truth of this process.
So, to those who question the investment in their own talents and abilities, I say: If you want to be happy and successful, you must focus on your natural gifts and talents. It’s not always easy, but remember that you are investing in yourself and isn’t that what’s it’s all about. What you are doing outside of your God given strengths is hard work in futility!