The Importance of Identifying Your Strengths
We’ve all been asked the following question during a job interview, what are your strengths?
We usually try to answer with the assumed expectations of the interviewer. But are the answers we give in times of nervous stress our truths?
If asked outside of a job interview, would we be able to tell honestly, what our strengths and weaknesses are?
It’s important to accept and embrace our strengths because these traits define our progress through life.
According to the research gathered by Clifton StrengthsFinder, your strengths do not change over the course of your lifetime. Instead, your strengths become the guiding influence throughout your life, affecting how you achieve your goals and fulfill your full potential.
It’s important to realize that your strengths can easily become your weaknesses in two ways.
Recognizing your talents can be difficult. If you have been good at something your entire life, what may be amazing to others, is commonplace to you. Here are a few questions to ask yourself on your path to greater self-awareness.
Also, ask your friends, family and coworkers for their input. After all, they are around you the most and probably know you the best. Once you have the answers to these questions written down, review them and organize them into a level of ability and importance to you.
Ask yourself if you have truly embraced your strengths. Have you nurtured them and used them to their full potential? If not, what steps can you take to improve? We all possess unique and incredible talents, and it’s time to recognize the strengths in yourself!
Still having a hard time identifying your strengths? Read a previous post where we offer information on the power of honest critique!
Do you know what your strengths are? Let us know how you figured it out in the comments section below!
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