Friday, June 28, 2013

The Things That Move You: Focus

I believe my #3 skill, according to Gallup's "Strengths Finder 2.0", is closely behind my #1 and #2 slots. The name of this theme is "Focus". "People who are especially talented in the Focus theme can take a direction, follow through, and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, then act."

I think this description nicely complements the traits I've already gone through, strategically focusing my efforts on getting s**t done. These could be the new buzzwords for my resume. Well, maybe I could leave one of those words out.

"You are driven to accomplish a great deal each day. Instinctively, you have little difficulty giving intense effort to projects, problems, or opportunities that capture and keep your attention. By nature, you may have an actual blueprint — that is, a detailed outline — for what you want to accomplish in the coming weeks, months, years, or decades."

And that explains all the post-it "to do" lists cluttering my desk.

"Your Focus is powerful because it forces you to filter; you instinctively evaluate whether or not a particular action will help you move toward your goal. Those that don't are ignored. In the end, then, your Focus forces you to be efficient. Naturally, the flip side of this is that it causes you to be impatient with delays, obstacles, and even tangents, no matter how intriguing they appear to be. This makes you an extremely valuable team member. You keep everyone on point."

As I said, 100% efficient. I'm like the Terminator. And that explains why I get so aggravated when you don't put your laundry away immediately! You know who you are!

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