What's your top 5?
How do you see them playing out in your life?
My top five strengths show up in my everyday life. I have found Belief guides my steps daily in alignment with my purposes and values in life. I see Positivity at work when I wake up with a smile on my face. It seems I have an internal gauge or meter reading “strictly positive” at all hours of the day. With Woo and Includer working hand in hand, I find that there are no strangers in my life. Every stranger is simply a friend I have yet to meet and make feel welcome in my world. And lastly, Futuristic is a strength evidenced by the words I use in my daily language. I am confident that today is a great day, but I also know there is a greater tomorrow ahead.
What's your favorite theme?
Futuristic – I find that with futuristic being one of my top five strengths, life seems to be a little more exciting. You can walk in my home or peek into my office desk at work and find that I know where I am going. I long for people to ask me what I am up to in life because I can always see where I will be not many years from now. I have vision boards and even a vision statement for my life that I look at daily. Early in the morning I will rise and take a long walk on the beach thinking about where I will be 2 years, 5 years, 10 years from that point. What will I be doing? What car will I be driving? What cool vacation destination will I be resting at? How much money will I make a year? What will occupy most of my time? All these questions drive me in the present moment to take action and step-by-step make it to the destination of my strength.
What's the one theme that "gets in your way"?
Positivity – Believe it or not, positivity is one of my strengths that can “get in my way” at times. I find that sometimes my positivity, though it be a “positive” strength, can be harmful to others that are dealing with hardships or grievances in their lives. Most every person I know goes through storms in life. I happen to go through most every storm with a smile on my face (Positive strength). My strength can hinder my relationships with new people I meet as well. With positivity, like all strengths, I can gage how strong it flows in my life. By simply toning my strength down at certain times and toning it up at other times, I can have my strength be a strength and not “get in my way.”
How has knowing your top 5 empowered you to live a more authentic life?
It is a true blessing to know what my top five strengths are. I am beginning to really own my strengths and take them on in every area of my life, and people notice. Simply knowing my top five has allowed me to walk in a confidence that I feel I never had. Knowledge is power. Knowing my top five strengths has opened my eyes to a whole new way of living, where I feel I am truly devoting my strengths (gifts, talents, and abilities) to a purpose. This is who I am. These strengths are my strengths because I was designed this way. I am genuinely happier, more loving, and more graceful with people. Knowing my strengths has enabled me to see the strengths in others and in turn provide me with a more satisfying life that I get to live today. Thank you strengths for all your help!
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