Do you find yourself gamifying your everyday tasks, keeping a mental score to see if, by the end of the day, you won? If that experience resonates, you’re not alone.
If you’re like most achievers, you want to Win. Every. Day.
But this kind of drive, when it goes unchecked, can lead to burnout in your own life and those you lead. And that’s the struggle many leaders with the achiever strengthsfinder face.
To thrive as an achiever, you must clarify when you will be done to protect yourself from never stopping.
You’re constantly looking for ways to improve and level up, pushing yourself forward to the next thing. Sometimes this drive is powered by the unanswered question, “am I enough?” Trying to answer that question through achievement will stretch you thin and eventually lead to a breaking point.
I’ve run hard. I’ve burnt out. I get it.
But I’ve also learned who a healthy achiever can become, and I’ve found a path from striving to investing. And I love helping fellow leaders walk that path to becoming a healthy achiever leader.
SterengthsFinder, now CliftonStrengths, is an assessment based on strengths psychology. The fundamental premise is you will get farther by maxing out your strengths rather than trying to improve your weaknesses.
I’ve seen numerous leaders grow as they identified their talents and turned them into well-developed strengths. But you don’t have to be a leader to benefit from StrengthsFinder, and you can apply it to more than just work.
Understanding your strengths and weaknesses helps you better understand and live out your unique design.
Achiever is just one of the 34 different strengths measured by StengthsFinder. When you take the assessment, you will get back your top 5 strengths. You can pay for an ordered list of all 34, but I wouldn’t recommend that the first time you take the assessment.
Focus is critical to developing your strengths. Keeping just your top 5 in view helps you make meaningful growth in the areas of your life with the highest leverage and impact.
Learn to recognize behaviors when you're over-leveraging your strengths to the point that they become liabilities. And discover the path back to health.