Find Your Strengths By Paying Attention To What People Ask Of You

We talk a lot about knowing and improving your strengths, but sometimes it’s hard to tell what your strengths are — after all , they’re the things that just naturally come easily to you. Here’s one trick to discovering them.You probably know some of your best strengths already, but if you’re trying to play your strengths as much as possible, it could be helpful to know those that maybe aren’t so obvious to you. Just because they aren’t obvious to you, though, doesn’t mean other people don’t notice:

Almost every day you demonstrate [your]strengths to people around you through your actions. Others can notice what you are really good at. When they come to you for help, they usually come to you and ask for help in your area of strengths. For instance, if you are a good negotiator, they might come to you with a situation where your negotiating skills might be of help. If you can write well, they might come to you with a situation where they need help in writing. Start noticing these requests and you will start becoming more aware of your strengths.

When you can identify more strengths that you didn’t know you had, you can more easily focus on them, be happier, and play them up to compensate for your weaknesses. Hit the link to read more. Photo by Fang Guo.

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