What are your strengths?
Find your positive attributes
Your strengths are a mixture of your talents, knowledge and skills. The theory behind strengths is based on positive psychology: everyone has strengths they are born with but few people know what these are. By identifying your strengths and matching yourself to the role, you will enjoy it more and perform better that those who have to try hard to fill the role.
When you are using your strengths, you demonstrate flow.
When involved in flow activities:
- you have a sense of energy and engagement;
- you often lose your sense of time because you are so engrossed in the task;
- you rapidly learn new information and approaches;
- you show high levels of performance;
- you want to do things that use your strengths: even when you are tired or stressed.
Using your strengths focuses on doing more of what you are good at rather than what you are just capable of doing.
High achievers spend most of their time using their strengths. They focus on developing strengths and managing weaknesses. They may not have more strengths than the average individual, but they HAVE learned to utilise them better and to apply them to new situations.