A Gift & A Curse!

Do you know yourself as well as you think you do?

A couple of years ago when I started my current job, we had to take a mandatory strengths finder test. My first thought was: “Really? There is NO way a test will tell ME what my strengths are! I may as well talk to a fortune-teller!” My supervisor gave me a book called Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath. There’s a packet towards that back of the book where you can access the test. I can’t remember how many questions there were, but I do remember it being timed — another reason for it be wrong!

Of course there were plenty of interruptions… I had already chosen the strengths I wanted to have, so anything contrary to that would be incorrect! Once you’re done taking the test, you’ll receive an email with your results. I jotted mine down so that I could prove how wrong it was!

As time went on, I realized that I have a hard time living in the moment because I’m always thinking about the future– Futuristic!. I live by a to-do list and I need to check things off to feel accomplished, which also fuels my fire to do more!– Achiever!  Though I’m a realist, I can always find a reason to rejoice!- Positivity! Knowledge is power! Learning new things adds a little pep to my step, (especially in a pair of cute shoes). Don’t worry, I love passing on what I’ve learned!– Learner!  I’m always willing to volunteer. Unfortunately, “no” is a word I rarely use. —Responsibility!

She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future

If you haven’t already, find your strengths! Not only will it help you put your best foot forward, it’s also a good way to learn how work well with others!

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