“There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.” — Robert Byrne
Every idea or project needs a leader. So, what do you do if you’re a strong starter but a weak finisher?
I’m all for you leveraging your strengths and surrounding yourself with people who can cover for your weaknesses.
If your superpower is to get things going then you’ll probably have the biggest impact by doing just that.
However, if you feel that your current inability to see things through is stopping you from getting to where you want to go then either partner up with someone who has staying power.
I’m sure there are people there who have a hard time getting things started, you’d be a tremendous asset for them.
You could also be very open and honest about wanting help with this. Seek out people who have this skill and ask to follow them around and/or mentor you. Some of it might just rub off on you.
If your current position doesn’t allow for that or it’s honestly not something you want to spend time on honing, then it might be in your best interest to seek out other opportunities where you can put your skills to good use.
Here are some questions to get you going:
- What do I love to do?
- What am I good at?
- Where does what I love to do intersect with what I’m good at?
- Who can I help by doing that?
- Where do they hang out?
Then you go there and interact with them. Don’t just go barging in and offering them your services. Listen to them. Listen at least twice as much as you speak.
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