About a year and half ago, I was introduced to the concept
of strengths management. Having grown up
as someone who always looked at overcoming weaknesses, this was a really hard
topic for me. Frankly, it’s something I
still struggle to fully grasp.
the grace beyond had I learned it earlier, but I think I’ve come to a place
where I’m comfortable with who I am. For
the most part, who I’m going to be is who I already am. Yes, some life circumstances that I’ve yet to
experience may shape and form my mindsets, but I am who I am.
what you bring to the table, who you are in work style, personality, etc and be
all of what you bring. And, find and
build a team around you that fills in the gaps from your weaknesses.
transformational. When you know who sits
at your table and what their strengths are and what makes their hearts soar,
you can build a team of people who are working from their happy place most of
maintaining them while trying to improve my weaknesses. And, what happened in those moments was mediocrity
in my strengths and some small, if any improvement in my weaknesses, but tons
of frustration filling my space. But,
when I shifted to looking at my strengths and making them greater, I’ve found
more personal satisfaction in my work and really finding that when I work in
that place and the best of who I am and what I bring to the table, my whole world
fills fuller. My heart is satisfied and
my life fills full.
and building life from that place has MAXIMIZED fulfillment.
better and be aware of them. Its
detrimental to progress to focus on them and become engulfed with making them
that make us AMAZING would be just be who we are; nothing positive or negative,
good or bad, strong or weak. We would just
be. But, because we have weaknesses, we
not. Trying to pull or give from a place
that doesn’t fulfill us or where we are weak.
#30daysofReal challenge. For me, today,
keeping it real means realizing I’m just not some things. There are things I’m not good at, and that’s ok. There are things I cannot do. There are clothes I will never wear. There is a lifestyle I will never live or
feel comfortable in. There are things on
my to-do list that I will not ever get done.
will. I can bake a mean dessert. I can encourage and discern a situation. I can sum up a bunch of conversations and
feelings into a few words. I am and can
be a lot of things.
me! (and wearing yoga pants to bible study because I want to discuss life in stretchy pants.