Do you sometimes feel like business and life is harder work than it needs to be? And that as a result you’re not experiencing the greatest impact you could?
Are you perhaps not utilising the greatest Strengths that you have in the most meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling direction possible?
How to Align Yourself With Your Greatest Strengths and Play to Them With Success
So another important key to discover your formula for working with purpose and living an impactful life is to play to your Strengths.
This is so important. Whilst it’s really important to build skills from our weaknesses and often to play to our weaknesses in order to build our skills, you can’t lose sight of your Strengths. Sometimes in life it’s worth playing to your Strengths, and understanding them as indicators to what you are here to master and deliver to the world. They help you identify what your intrinsic purposeful direction is in life, that thing that you gravitate towards and express with excellence quite naturally in life.
What Strengths really are?
Strengths are the beneficial traits, talents and skills that you have. They’re your gifts to the world, they’re what you have to offer, and what you can use to create masterfully on this planet. They may be developed consciously or unconsciously. When developed consciously we acknowledge them as something we have worked for. When we develop them unconsciously we often refer to them as “natural” talents.
Strengths are what I would refer to as your Have’s. I’ve mentioned before that I consider Values are your Do’s (what’s important for you to do with your life), Ideals are your Be’s (how it’s important for you to feel, the states you wish to embody most in life), and Strengths are your Have’s in life (your greatest personal traits).
Not all Strengths are aligned with your Purpose
Not all of your Strengths are of greatest importance to you. Some of those things you’re good at you don’t necessarily want to spend all of your time doing. So there’s some areas or skills in which you have great Strengths, but you could take it or leave it. These are more than likely to be the Strengths that are not necessarily aligned with your Values and Ideals. But when you do play to the Strengths that you have that are aligned with your Values, the ones that are what you love to do, that do feed into how you love to be, and you get that all aligned, then what happens is like magic. We find flow in our creativity and business, and life becomes more meaningful and purposeful.
The funny thing is that most people have Strengths they’re not even aware of. In fact, whenever I do a strength test with someone, something different and new comes up every time for every single person, no fail. Our Strengths are not always obvious, but they do always make sense. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to unearth those Strengths and start consciously utilising them in a focused manner in your life. It’s like discovering a new part of yourself, a dormant super-power.
So, I wonder, what your greatest Strength is?
Or what, perhaps, the top five greatest Strengths are that you have? Maybe you’d like to have a look at this list of strengths and discover for yourself?
It’s a worthy exercise because too often in life we end up looking at our deficiencies. Too often in life we end up looking at where we are lacking, at our weaknesses, what we don’t have. We generally do that as a backward strategy to help improve ourselves and move forward.
The problem with this approach is that you’re trying to move forward, whilst looking backwards. It just doesn’t work. So by bringing your focus not only to what it is that you have to offer the world, but also to how that is aligned with your Values and your Ideals, you start to move towards what you want with much greater propensity. Life not only has purpose and meaning, it then becomes truly fulfilling.
The Next Step
Every day I help purpose-driven, conscious entrepreneurs who want to make a big difference in the world but feel held back by self-doubt and inaction stemming from an uncertainty of direction. I help them to discover their soul purpose and align the way they think, feel and act with their greatest potential so they can achieve more impact, more fulfilment and more abundance in their business and life.
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