What Strengths and Weaknesses Feel Like

What Strengths and Weaknesses Feel Like

 

While on paper the benefits of utilizing one’s strengths can be convincing, many are still confused on how to find those moments of strengths and weaknesses in practice. Below we have made a straight-forward breakdown of how it usually feels and looks like to utilize your strengths and weaknesses.

WHEN YOU ARE IN YOUR STRENGTHS ZONE:

 

You are thinking…

  • “I can’t wait to start!”
  • “This is fun!”
  • “I could do this forever.”
  • “This is my calling.”
  • “This is perfect for me.”
  • “Just try and stop me.”
  • “Time sure does fly by!”

 

You are feeling…

  • Powerful, passionate
  • Euphoric, enthusiastic
  • Natural, authentic
  • Smooth, confident

 

You want to…

  • Find a way to do more of it
  • Learn more of it
  • Find role models and people that I can learn from
  • Look for people that are really good at it

 

General notes:

  • It takes you less time to accomplish a task when working in your strengths.
  • You enjoy doing the activities that are in your areas of strength.
  • You don’t think twice about doing activities that use your strengths.
  • It’s easy for you to accomplish tasks that use your strengths.

 

WHEN YOU ARE IN YOUR WEAKNESS ZONE:

 

You are thinking…

  • “I hate when I have to do this.”
  • “Will this ever end?”
  • “This is going to take forever.”
  • “Thank goodness this is nearly over.”
  • “Can I sit this one out?”

 

You are feeling…

  • Frustrated, fragmented
  • Disjointed, awkward
  • Drained, despondent
  • Bored, distracted

 

You want to…

  • Avoid having to do it again
  • Get someone else to do it
  • Shove it to the corner of my desk and ignore it
  • Do anything else instead

 

General strengths and weaknesses notes:

  • It takes you more time to accomplish tasks when you’re not working in your strengths.
  • You think twice about doing tasks that are not in your areas of strength.
  • It is difficult or frustrating for you to accomplish tasks that are not in your areas of strength.
  • You do not enjoy doing tasks that don’t use your strengths.

 

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