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Know your strengths and increase resilience

People who can answer immediately when asked about their strengths know themselves well.

Perhaps you have used your strengths to overcome difficulties.

However, Japanese schools and businesses are more focused on overcoming weaknesses than on leveraging their strengths.

Many may not even know what their strengths are.


Your strength is your talent. It's a waste to have a life that doesn't take advantage of it.

Overcoming weaknesses by training in areas where you are not good at, and utilizing your strengths in areas where you are good at

Think about which one you should choose to live a better life.

The importance of utilizing strengths rather than overcoming weaknesses


I think there are many people who grew up at school saying, "Study the subjects you are not good at!" For example, if you get a bad score on a test, the school has a teacher who will give you supplementary lessons to help you study the subject more. However, no matter how much you study, the subjects you are not good at will only reach the average score. If you put up with what you want to do, work harder than others, and aim for an average score (normal), you will not be motivated.
Rather, if you spend that time in your area of specialty, you will achieve more than average results and feel more satisfied.
From now on, education that develops the field of specialty is needed, not education that aims at the average.


The same is true for companies, where an organization that can utilize the strengths of each individual can produce greater results than an organization that has an average number of employees. Your strengths can also make up for someone else's weaknesses. The ideal organization is one that can mutually utilize its strengths. Of course, it is necessary to overcome weaknesses to avoid fatal mistakes. Avoiding risks and seizing opportunities "Take advantage of your strengths and achieve greater results."

Talent that can be both a strength and a weakness


You can say that you are demonstrating your strengths when you are making use of your characteristic qualities (talents) for the sake of others. In fact, talent can be either a "strength" or a "weakness" depending on how you use it.


For example, the qualities of "cautiousness" in the strength diagnosis "strength finder" are qualities that naturally focus on risk so as not to fail when trying something. You can protect your organization from failure by being aware of risks that others may not be aware of. On the other hand, if you are worried about a small risk and cannot implement it until it is resolved, people around you may think that you are "unmotivated" or "passive." Qualities become strengths when used well, and weaknesses when used incorrectly. It is important to know how to use it.

I feel good when I'm using my talent   


Have you ever felt the time in a blink of an eye when you were doing what you loved? People feel good when they are involved in their area of expertise, feeling that their talents are being put to good use.
And the feelings of being "enthusiastic," "rewarding," and "working hard" enhance resilience and lead to good results. Also, using your talents to get good results will establish a positive spiral and you will want to repeat it again. If you fall into a negative spiral, your talent will not be utilized and your mood will be stagnant.
Efforts by the entire organization are required so that each member can recognize the strengths of each member and utilize them in their work.

We hold resilience training and coaching seminars in order to realize a prosperous society. In the resilience training program, we provide "strength training" to know and utilize one's strengths using the strength diagnosis site "strength finder" of Gallup in the United States.
In addition, we provide coaching that makes the most of our strengths through business coaching for companies and personal coaching for individuals. Please feel free to contact us for corporate training, individual training, etc.

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