The term ‘sweet spot’ describes your motivated capabilities when your motivations and your strengths align according to Bill George.
A timeless advice on motivation is to find out what you are good at and to pursue what you like to do.
Each one of us would be very effective when we find opportunities that highly motivate us and use our greatest capabilities. One without the other is insufficient. To find these opportunities, one must understand our deepest motivations and be honest with ourselves about our capabilities.
One doesn’t become successful as a leader by pursuing something one is not good at or by pursuing leadership roles that don’t motivate one.
When one finds a role that meshes our motivations and with our capabilities, we discover the ‘sweet spot’ that maximizes our effectiveness as a leader.