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The 1 Thing You Can Do Right Now to Be More Successful

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This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Fortune and offers advice on the one thing you need to do to foster future success in the workplace.

As we jump into the New Year, we hope you have spent some quality time reflecting. But before you commit to your 10 step self-improvement strategy for 2016, we caution you not to focus on your shortcomings too much.

As Shawn Archer pointed out in his 2012 TED Talk, as a society we have developed an illogical formula for determining happiness – “If [we] work harder, [we'll] be more successful. And if [were] more successful, then [we’ll] be happier.”

Instead we need to flip the formula for success. According to The One Thing You Can Do Right Now to Be More Successful, the first step is to focus on developing your unique superpowers. By building on your strengths, you will not only be happier but you will also gain a new self-confidence that will help you overcome the inevitable roadblocks in your career.

But how do you uncover your hidden superpowers?

“That’s where hard work can come in handy. You need to be willing to see yourself clearly, and to understand what works well for you instead of trying to turn yourself into your boss or mentor. Try writing down your top three superpowers. Are you fast on your feet? Or do you come to better resolutions when you have time to evaluate processes?”

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