Principles of Living a Strong Life
Find your Greatest Strength
- For something to be a strength you must be able to do it consistently. I know that sometimes I can do something once. To be counted as a strength it must be able to be done repeatedly, happily and successfully.
- You do not have to be strong in every area to excel in your role. In fact it is often those who are unbalanced in their strengths who are able to do something great. It is important to be able to let other people’s strengths fill in the gaps as you seek to grow. But, don’t be afraid if you can’t do something outsource it if you need to.
- You will only ever excel by maximizing you strengths. Don’t waste too much energy trying to fix your weaknesses. To focus on a problem is a common human trait and ultimately will lead to frustration. Find ways to work around your weaknesses so that you are able to hone your strengths even more.
In determining the sort of life that you want to have take some time to determine what are the main requirements of any task you are considering taking on. This will allow you to be able to focus on what you can offer from your core strengths. This process should be determined as you identify your key talents (this is not meant to be an advertisement but the Green Light Profile is an excellent tool). get yourself a coach to help you in the journey the investment will be more than worth it. It could save you a lot of money in the future. There are a number of other great tools out there that are worthwhile considering and I will try to cover them in a later post.
Find the Source of Your Energy
We all know that passion is a key aspect to success. Without it we quickly lose interest in whatever we are pursuing. Energy is released when we find a task that is intrinsically rewarding. Some people call this, “Flow”.
All of us are different in the way we source our creative energy. Extroverts require the input of others and love focus groups, brainstorming and interaction of every kind. Introverts need the quiet moments to be able to dream, or others require their own workshop or science lab or keyboard. Learn what energizes and what drains you and make sure that you allow enough time to do the things that will give you energy.