Nothing is ever as easy as seasoned professionals make it look. Whatever you do for a living, chances are people think it’s easy. How hard can it really be to sit in a room and read books aloud?
Dozens of studies have documented actual ROI in key performance indicators for organizations that encourage managers to intentionally provide opportunities for people to do what they do best.
By playing to your strengths, by focusing on activities that make you feel strong, you will have an easier time mitigating the effect of stuff that drains you.
The key to this whole strengths thing is to look for ways to add activities to your calendar that make you feel strong. Don’t wait for them to happen, make them happen.
When faced with a kid who exhibited an unusual passion for unusual activities, they encouraged him. Of course, that’s what ANY parent would do, right? You won’t find much argument against encouraging your children.