Lately, I’ve been leaning towards some significant personal changes. Things are doing good at the homefront, but I want to lean forward and do something that scares me a bit and helps me to focus my energy in an area that gives and gets the most value. In conjunction with that, I have been spending time trying to reflect & study on my strengths.
For those of you who aren’t in the know, the summarized version of the strengths paradigm: Strengths are Awesome: Work & Focus There (and Manage Your Weaknesses). Click on Now Discover Your Strengths and order up a copy – there’s even a convenient survey built to help bring your strengths to light.
Simple enough, but slightly unintuitive considering much of our upbringing (for example, think of whether you got more attention about an D or about the A when you brought your report card home).
So, how do I take those strengths and lace them into my life to get the most out of my effort? I’ve been pondering this (and may go on pondering forever), and look forward to getting to know myself in such a refined way that I can intentionally guide myself towards my strengths when I’m at work in both my personal & professional life. To support this, I’ve been diving into Go Put Your Strengths To Work. The survey from this one showed that I have a lot of room for improvement for how my unique talents are being utilized at work.
It’s an ongoing process, but I’m excited to be reengaged in learning and reflecting and growing, even if I do wake up at 4am to do it. 😉
Till next time,