Life is like a bus.

“First you need to decide where the bus is going. Then you need to get the right people on the bus, get the wrong people off the bus and finally be sure that everyone is in a seat that suits them.”

Are you on the right bus?

People are more successful when they are matched with activities they love to do, according to a Stanford University study of 250,000.

The study concluded that high intelligence didn’t guarantee high accomplishment. Hard work and enthusiasm in the field of choice was the leading indicator of success.

The implications for you: Instead of spending time trying to correct weaknesses, focus on developing a special talent. Here’s how to do it:

  • Pick one strength to pursue. Excellence is a product of hard work and liking what you do. Adjust your goals to target your strengths.
  • Ignore weaknesses that won’t hinder you. Work on a problem only if it lessens your productivity. Let your strengths overpower your weaknesses.
  • Delegate everything that isn’t a strength. You get the best leverage for your efforts and produce the most value for your organization when you direct your energies to your Exceptional Talents.


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