What's your top 5?
How do you see them playing out in your life?
When I look at my Top 5 Strengths and think about my life, it becomes clear that these strengths have helped me get to where I am today. As a strategic thinker, I am able to easily sort through the clutter that life can often give you and find what I think is the best way to approach an issue. This has come in handy in both my personal and professional life. Connectedness and Belief stem from my deep faith and my knowing beyond the shadow of a doubt that God is in control (even though sometimes I pretend I am!). I will plan, research, prepare, and work hard on things in my life, all the while knowing that I ultimately want His will to be done – even if it goes against what I think is best. Sometimes this is an easy lesson to learn, often it is a tough pill to swallow, but always it is the brilliant answer that so perfectly reflects His truth! And finally, I see communication as the answer to every problem. Communication with God, with peers, with co-workers, family, friends, and even strangers – if we really truly, actively listen and thoughtfully respond great things will happen!
What's your favorite Strength?
Picking a favorite is difficult, as I find them all interwoven so closely. If I have to isolate one, however, it would be Belief. My belief is my faith and this is the absolute cornerstone of my life.
What's the one Strength that "get's in your way?"
I would say that a combination of Strategic and Communication can often join together in causing me to say more than I should. I am a very honest person who, utilizing my Strategic thinking can hear of a friend’s problems and immediately see a solution. And due to my desire to Communicate, I will often offer my solution whether it has been solicited or not. I do this automatically and because I truly care and want to help, however, am working on slowing my train of thought in order to discern if this advice is warranted.
How has knowing your top 5 empowered you to live a more authentic life?
Knowing my Top 5 Strengths has empowered and encouraged me to become a better person. Each of my strengths can easily be turned into a weakness if not used and cultivated properly. I feel that knowing these strengths has challenged me to use them to their full potential in pursuit of a successful career and a joyful life.
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