The key to winning is knowing when (and what) to quit. No one who has ever achieved greatness in anything has ever done so by trying to master everything that comes their way.
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Most of us would rather be brilliant on purpose, than accidentally so. The focus is usually on WHAT you do and HOW you do it, but knowing WHEN and WHERE you are at your best is just as valuable as knowing what and how.
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.