Updated: Nov 19, 2020
Words and images have great power. How much more power do words and images have that are about you or that you produce yourself?
Take time to write or draw your strengths. Putting labels on what you do well and areas of potential development provides the opportunity to know what you want to focus on and how to communicate that to yourself and others.
EVEN if you don't like to write - consider dictating them into your phone and print them or write them down or draw a picture that represents the strength to you. Cut out clips of words and photos from newspapers or magazines and make a collage. Get little boxes of magnetic words or the alphabet to arrange on the refrigerator. Words have power. Get in the habit of using them as tools and be specific!
Examples of specifics:
I am a good cook vs. I make a good potato casserole.
I want to lose weight vs. I will lose at least 1 pound this month by walking 30 minutes 3x per week and eating salad every day for lunch.
I want a new job vs. I will apply for at least 5 jobs at nonprofit associations, in my city this week.
To better identify your strengths - use an assessment or prompt.
VIA Character Strengths Assessment https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/registerhttps://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register Take a free assessment and they email you a report and some useful exercises.
LIST – Strengths and Areas of Development. Follow the instructions below.
Choose and circle words from the list below that you consider strengths and areas of development.
Attention to detail
Add your own!
CHALLENGE – Write more details about your strengths and areas of development.
Your Areas of Development
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