Know your strengths — unlock your power
March 2, 2020
Why is it important for us to know and play on our strengths every day?
Every individual is different and we all function differently based on our personality and values. It is important to know ourselves and our capabilities and how we can play to our strengths every day.
What I found and was taught early on in my career was to write down all the things that you are good at (your strengths) and keep these as a close reminder or somewhere where you can see your list on a daily basis — some really successful people actually re-sight theirs to themselves every morning — this is a great affirmation tool to help you retain and remind yourself of these positive attributes.
Discovering your strengths takes time and patience and for some doesn't come straight away, but keep documenting and learn to become really self-aware.
Focusing on your strengths is about seeking opportunities instead of problems. Instead of focusing on the negatives, focus your energy on the things you are good at.
There is so much value in stepping out of your comfort zone, learning from others each day and opening your mind to new possibilities and opportunities.
Understanding your role in life and in your career helps towards creating your self-awareness. Once you are self-aware and know all your strengths and talents, its time to then dig deep and use them to help you hustle even harder each day. I have always been a firm believer that success follows passion as well as success follows hard work. Nothing can beat hard work if you put in the hours, practice and make time for the things you love doing the results will always follow.
By focusing on your strengths, you don't have to change who you are, you just become more of who you are already.
"Knowing others is intelligence. Knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power." - Lao Tzu
If you really want to perform at your best self and understand who you are and how you can positively show up, this book BEST SELF by Coach Mike Bayer — is a MUST read. I really enjoyed reading this book and there are so much practical takeaways that you can apply in your life right now.
Keep learning, keep growing and keep going!
Much love, Jimbo