Your strengths are a unique combination of your knowledge, talents, and skills. They can be part of your hardwiring, or they can refer to aptitudes you’ve learned over time.
By taking the time to understand and leverage those strengths, you can create a more fulfilling and rewarding career—increasing your confidence, workplace engagement, and performance.
To identify your strengths, answer the following questions:
- What do I know?
- Where have I excelled?
- What comes naturally?
- What separates me from others?
- How do others see me?
Then, once you have a list of top strengths, leverage those talents by reflecting on your current actions and considering how you can redesign your habits to better utilise those skills.
Make small, daily changes to the way you work, and you can put your strengths into play—thus continuing to develop and build on them over time.
Development is a journey. Developing your strengths takes time. The process is a journey that requires ongoing work. So, make those daily reflections a habit. Continue to think about how you can better use your strengths and stay persistent—because practice makes perfect.