If you’re involved in activities that you’re already naturally inclined to do well, your attitude toward work is different and you contribute more to your workplace compared with someone who may have similar skills but less natural ability. Doing what you do best is essential to being a star performer at work. As an employee, you should ask yourself these questions:
- Do I know what I do best every day?
- What do I enjoy most in my day-to-day activities at work?
- How much time do I spend doing what I enjoy most?
- What part of my current role energizes me?
- What were my greatest accomplishments in the past six months?
- Can I connect my talents to my accomplishments?
- Do others know what I do best every day?
- Am I communicating to the right people about what I do best?
- Have I gathered input and feedback from the right people on how to apply my talents in my role?
- Is there a career path that my manager and I can agree on that builds on what I do best?
Source: Why Strengths Matter in Training by Aniruddh Haralalka, Leong Chee Tung | Gallup Management Journal