Build on Your Strengths
To go from good to great, you must know your "motivated talents"
Often the difference between being good and being great is knowing your "motivated talents."
What's a "motivated talent?" Let's explore each word separately and then see how they work together.
Motivation is the desire to do something. If you're not motivated to excel in a particular area, it's highly unlikely you will ever be very good at it. The best you'll be is adequate. Who wants to be adequate?
Talent is what you do well naturally. You might be naturally good at something (talented), but it just doesn’t turn you on. And then there are those talents you really enjoy using. You're motivated to use them.
These are your "motivated talents."
First you have to identify your motivated talents. That's how the MAPP career test can help you. Then, and only then can you build on your strengths.
We use motivated talents every chance we get. Most of the time we don’t even think about it. For example, you might have a motivated talent for conversation, naturally engaging both friends and strangers. It's what you do well, and you enjoy it. That’s the hallmark of a motivated talent.
Motivated talents are irrepressible. They find expression. Try to stifle a motivated talent and it'll pop out like a ping pong ball held under water.
If you want to go from good to great, you need to know what your true talents and motivations are and build on them. Just think what your life would be like if you got paid to use your motivated talents every day. Wouldn’t it be awesome?
To learn more about your motivated talents, take the MAPP career test.
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