Strengths Finder 2.0 struck me more as common sense 1.0.
The book is split into three sections. The first third is somewhat negative and outlines how we should only focus on activities we’re good at. We’re told that the popular maxim ‘you can be anything if you try hard enough’ is misguided and that instead of trying to overcome difficulties we should simply focus on improving the things we’re already good at.
Part of me can see the sense in this. It’s very similar to Tim Ferriss advising a focus on what we enjoy to outsource the tasks we dislike or just aren’t very good at.
Yet unlike Tim Ferriss the author spends too much time on this one piece of advice. I think the first third of this book can be summed up by the famous Einstein quote below. Continue Reading