PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS

Great leaders play to their strengths... 

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PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS

BLOG POST #35


Have you ever took the time to figure out what you are really good at? Developing the understanding of what you can really do, and how well you do it. Whether that strength is in sports, academics, speaking, politics, etc.… You owe it to yourself to utilize the strengths you have in those fields. Great leaders play to their strengths. They don’t spend vast amounts of time attempting to be a jack of all trades. Instead, they deepen their ability to do what they do best, until they do it as well as anyone. Solomon certainly lived by this principle. God made him the wisest and richest king of his day. According to 1 Kings 10: 1-9, other monarchs heard of his wisdom and wealth and eagerly wanted to hear from him. From all over the known world, powerful rulers from distant lands made the long trip to Israel to catch a glimpse of this young Phenom. Solomon provided rich counsel and gifts to others, and quickly became known for his insightful mind and depth of knowledge. How did Solomon gain such fame? He focused on what he did best. He gained wisdom by asking God for it. He could have asked God for anything, but instead he asked for wisdom. He understood his gift, and became all that God called him to be. When you play to your strengths you operate the way God intended for you to operate. The strengths you have are the gifts that were given from God above. God has given each of us a strength in something, and we must focus on that which we do best. Challenge yourself to give 100% in this incremental way. Give 70 percent of your time to your areas of strength, give 25 percent of your time to the areas you want to improve, give 5 percent of your time to the areas of your weakness.