Why is it so difficult to discover my strengths?
Our classroom to workplace system is guarded by a very uncreative credentials dragon that overvalues a generalized one-size-fits-all concept of “smart.” Everyone’s running around trying to brand themselves as a well-rounded team player. Although evolution made our personalities somewhat flexible, we’re not blank slates that can be molded into anything (parents with more than one kid whole-heartedly agree). Sure, law is sexy, but what if you’re not cut out for it?
Very few people know what their inborn aptitudes are, mainly because the educational system hasn’t caught up with the latest brain science. If you want to definitely know what you’re best at doing, you can have your aptitudes professionally tested. Life experiences also help us discover our talents, we meet many fifty-somethings who say that it took them 30 years of trial-and-error to figure out what their natural talents are. Aptitude testing drastically shrinks the timeframe for experiential test-driving, saving people decades of pursuing dead ends and blind alleys.
Aptitude testing is a one-time event, you only need to do it once in your lifetime. The investment is invaluable, and there’s no other way to really know and understand how to use your innate abilities. Your aptitudes are your career direction “compass.” If you’re tired of being lost at sea, get your aptitudes professionally measured with state-of-the-art tools.