Finding your strengths is not easy as the weaknesses are evident. You are asked to give a speech, but you feel anxious. Weaknesses often bring vivid memories of some past suffering. If you want to find your strengths this is the article you need to read as you are going to learn all you need to know about how to unveil your strengths to use them and be able to create a life that is fulfilling and amazing just the way you imagined it.
But what is a strength?
A strength is something that attracts you, even if you don't know why. It’s something that makes you feel good. A strength involves you completely: when you practice it you are in the flow (as the artists say). Think about the things that stimulate and excite you: these are your strengths.
It can be difficult to see your strengths, but the people in your life probably see them quite clearly. Ask your friends, family, boss, colleagues to tell you what your strengths are. Some people may be uncomfortable to respond, and that's okay. Others may respond in a way that is useless. This is fine too.
The goal is to identify the things you would not have thought of on your own. Then, consider the answers: Is there one of the strengths identified that makes you feel fully satisfied when you exercise it? If so, these may be the strengths you want to grow.
How to recognize what can make us stronger as people
Very simple: they are those activities that, when practiced, invigorate, give positive energy. If you're good at something, but it bores you, then it doesn't improve you. If you are good at something but hate it, how can you think it enriches you? This is why I distinguish between the things we can do well and those that improve us. If you base your professional career on what you can do well but don't get excited about, you may have a successful career, but you will be unhappy. To know if you are good at something, you will need the judgment of others. To know if it is something that can enrich you as a person, you just need your judgment. Only the person himself can know. If you are waiting for the time to come to do a certain activity, if you are so absorbed in what you are doing that "time flies", it is something that improves you. When you complete that activity, you will feel full, satisfied. You won't say, "Thank God it's over!”. We have to look inside, to think of what raises our vibrations us, what makes us feel alive. What makes us feel special. That’s our strength and when we become aware of what this is we can prioritize it.
How to develop and grow your strengths
Once you've identified your strengths, the next step is to create a plan for growing those strengths. If the strengths you found were things you haven't focused on before, but discovered through the previous exercises, your first step may be as simple as getting to know this new arrow in your bow better.
Think about the constructive criticism you have received. If you can't think about where you need to improve on your own, ask for feedback from the people you work with. People are usually more open to giving constructive criticism when they know you're looking for ways to improve.