Are THESE Your Strengths?
Last week we ran a great article called ‘Play to Your Strengths’ by Andrea Sigetich, MCC. If you didn’t read it, I recommend that you do.
We expend far too much time and energy working to improve upon what we aren’t so good at instead of focusing on our many strengths.
And in my experience, most people—myself included—aren’t always as aware of our strengths as we could and should be.
Just this past week, one of my Diamond Club Members told me that I was someone who, “asks the tough questions in a compassionate way”. I hadn’t ever thought of that one before.
When you begin to build your list of strengths, it’s helpful to use an acronym that
I’ve developed. The acronym is THESE. It stands for:
Start building your list and categorize them into T-H-E-S-E.
Also, ask some friends and family what THEY think are your strongest attributes. You may very well be surprised at what they say. And don’t discount anything.
Every strength has merit. Even if it doesn’t appear to be a marketable strength, it’s still part of who you are. And because you’re focused on what you’re good at—maybe even GREAT at—it will go a long way toward increasing your self esteem.
And that can only be a good thing.
So what do you think are OUR strengths?
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