Do you remember a time when someone else was struggling with something, asked for your help, and you figured it out pretty quickly? Maybe it was putting together furniture. Maybe it was finding the perfect outfit. Maybe it was editing a research paper.
Each one of us has a set of talents that make us stand out; we’re all gifted with different sets of strengths – sometimes though, the hard part is trying to figure out what those strengths are.
For a few moments, ponder what it is that you’ve always been good at, or maybe something you’ve wondered why others find difficult.
Are you able to see patterns amidst complexity?
Are you naturally creative, finding it easy to come up with out-of-the-box solutions?
Are you a natural rebel with the ability to see issues within the status quo?
Do you enjoy combing over details, naturally good at tasks that others might find tedious?
Maybe you’ve always been more of a dreamer, good at the big-picture thinking that many shy away from.
“Build upon your strengths, and your weaknesses will gradually take care of themselves.” – Joyce C. Lock