You may think that you of all people would be the one to know yourself best, but human beings are often quite mistaken at this assumption. I’m sure we all know of someone who makes this mistake – an individual who considers himself a sharp negotiator, but in fact, misses important details. A manager who fancies himself tough but is really too lax. This is a common human problem.
Of course, no one is perfect. We all have areas in which we excel and those in which we lag. But the key to success is knowing the areas in which you are strong and the areas in which you are weaker. When you know your strengths and weaknesses, you can position yourself to be as successful as possible in any given situation.
The key to success is not perfection. It’s knowing yourself. How to do this?