You are unique. You have special gifts and talents that differentiate you from others. If you find that you are struggling to stand out from the crowd, these gifts and talents are the key. If you are unsure exactly what your strengths are, there are many paths to discovering exactly what they are. Marcus Buckingham talks about discovering your strengths in his books, Now Discover Your Strengths and The Truth About You.
When you are able to tap into the strengths that you possess, you will be able to perform at a level that others cannot compete with. You will be able to work in a ‘zone’ above the rest. Learning to tap into your strengths at work will do another thing for you. It will help you to enjoy your work more than you ever have. When you are using the strengths that you have been gifted with, you will be energized and motivated. You will love the components of your job that use your strengths. You will want to volunteer for assignments and projects that are in the areas that you love to do.
Sometimes we shy away from what makes us different from the others around us or we shy away from volunteering to take on projects offered up that we think we would love to do. Fear keeps us from stepping out. It is more important to be unique and celebrate the skills that we have. Take a risk. Make a goal to discover your hidden strengths.
Discovering core strengths will enable you to move into positions that will utilize your strengths. You will discover jobs that you love and you will stand out from the crowd. There is an online strength finder that is a great tool if you are stuck in the rut of not being sure what your strengths are; access the survey online at.
Begin your path to discovery. Find and use your passions and set yourself apart from the crowd. What will be the result? You will find jobs that you love and increased job security. These are two things that everyone can celebrate.
by Bethany Williams