You’ll never be complete until you learn to lead with your strengths

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Leading with your strengths feels good

When you give in to the automatic fear reaction, it makes you focus on your weaknesses, which only reinforces your fear. But when you take the path of the intellect and spirit, you naturally begin to focus on your strengths – and start to solve your situation. People often think that fixing their weaknesses will save them, but it rarely works. It’s just too painful. Leading with your strengths feels good, and that’s why it works. Simple but true. You’ll never be complete until you learn to lead with your strengths every day.

by Dan Baker Ph.D. and Cameron Stauth
from What Happy People Know: How the New Science of Happiness Can Change Your Life for the Better (2003)
Chapter 2
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