In this lesson, Todd Saylor teaches us the importance of leveraging our strength on the apex of the fulcrum. When you have the opportunity to leverage your favors, especially when they are in an area that you are passionate about, you can create amazing results. Here’s what we mean:
Imagine a large rock sitting on the ground. You want to move it, but you don’t want to pick it up. So what do you do? You find a stick or a long pole and place it under the rock on one end and then lift up the other end so that one end of the stick is now on the ground. The end of the stick that’s on the ground is where your strength pushes down. The rock is lifted up off the ground. That’s leveraging your strength by using a fulcrum to move something much larger than yourself.
Leveraging your favors can be compared to using a lever (or fulcrum) because you will experience exponential impact from investing in your strengths rather than focusing on areas where you are weak or mediocre. This doesn’t mean that you should ignore areas of weakness entirely — those need to be considered as well, but at some point, it’s important for us to realize how to leverage our favors.