Daily Coaching Exercise #2
Are you living your life serving the people that you are made to serve and doing the work you desire to do? Today we are talking about finding your strengths and using them in your day.
Take the Via Strengths Finder Survey, a science-based survey that takes less than 15 minutes. Choose one of your top strengths to focus on today. How can you use it within your relationships, workplace, and community?
On the 2nd of each month we share a Second Chance story and today, Rhonda Britten shared her journey to overcome the effects of trauma. She had chosen to believe that she didn’t deserve to be happy and as a result spent 20 years being unhappy and not living with relationships that filled her up and made her feel loved.
We often focus on the negative or what we are not good at more than our strengths. When I was a bus driver I often had routes that served mostly seniors. I had noticed that when I praised and encouraged them for being able to get around so well with their walker something really interesting happened. They would show up with a cane and share with me how excited they were to no longer need the walker, they would return to physio and become stronger and some of them lost the cane and gained a whole lot of confidence.
I had not understood then, what I learned through my personal growth education. If you have watched this far, I would imagine that like me, you have had something or many experiences that told you you were not worthy of success and happiness.
Earl Nightingale shared,
“trace your attitudes back to your childhood and try to discover where you first got the idea you couldn’t be a success, if that’s the way you’ve been thinking. Five, change the image you have of yourself by writing out a description of the person you would like to be and six, act the part of the successful person you have decided to become.”
Todays Shout-Out is to Lori-ann who commented on the video yesterday. She has taken action and is running a business despite all the challenges she has faced. I am inspired by her ability to focus on her strengths and put them to great use.
1For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. https://www.bible.com/bible/111/JER.29.NIV
- Via Strengths Finder https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register
- Picture credit: Photo by Jordan Madrid on Unsplash
- Music credit with gratitude to Scott Holmes. Song Innovative Corporate scottholmesmusic.com URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Corporate__Motivational_Music