Know thyself and thou wilt know the universe – Pythagoras
Every person has innate talents that they were born with. These innate talents are your superpowers. But unleashing your superpowers will only get you half way down the field. If you want to score in life, you need to get all the way down the field.
What prevents you from scoring are your weaknesses. Weaknesses are your kryptonite. They will drag you down in life.
Successful individuals devote their lives to improving and perfecting their superpowers. But they also devote their lives to compensating for their weaknesses. How?
They outsource those things they are not good at. They find individuals who have strengths they lack.
Success is a lot like putting together an orchestra. You need to find individuals who can play different instruments well. When you find the right players for your orchestra, that is when you are able to make beautiful music.
Self-assess your strengths and your weaknesses. Then partner with individuals who have certain strengths you don’t have. When you do, success comes much easier.
Exploit your strengths and compensate for your weaknesses.
Tom Corley is an accountant, financial planner and author of “Rich Kids: How to Raise Our Children to Be Happy and Successful in Life”, Effort-Less Wealth, Change Your Habits Change Your Life, Rich Habits Poor Habits and “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals.”