Find strengths - because you have superpowers

 Find strengths - because you have superpowers

Knowing your own strengths and abilities can make our lives easier. We are more likely to know what we want and what we don't want. We can use our personality consciously to achieve our goals and to go through life more confidently. And above all, we will be more successful in our profession if we use our skills in a targeted manner.

Why is it good to know your strengths?


Your own strengths are the capital that should be used consciously in life. This can lead to more self-confidence, to the achievement of life goals and more success in professional life. First of all, it is important to know what special skills you have yourself in order to be able to use them consciously. Many people focus on their weaknesses, but that doesn't get them anywhere in life.


What are the advantages of knowing your personal strengths?


In professional life you choose the job that suits your interests and skills. This allows you to do a job that suits you and that you enjoy because you can use your knowledge there.

In partnerships, when both partners are aware of their strengths and weaknesses, many problems can be solved in advance or even avoided.

In business relationships: When several business partners or team members find each other whose strengths offset each other's weaknesses, great teamwork can be achieved

You can stand by yourself more in different situations because you know exactly what you have to offer.


Strengths are part of your own personality. The more conscious I am of them, the more I can show them and shape my life better. Sometimes we take these special skills for granted because they come so easily. However, if we interviewed others, we would find that we are particularly good at this or that.

How can it happen that some people do not know their strengths?


It may be because these people have a bad self-image of themselves. You are your own biggest critic and you are overwhelmed by self-doubt. Then, when one is praised, it is often denied that it was not so outstanding after all. That someone else could have done this job just as well. In the job in particular, not only professional skills are required, but also self-confidence and commitment.


Unfortunately, many of us heard in childhood that we couldn't do this or that. That we are the way we are, that we are not good enough or that we will never achieve anything. Once we have this internalized, how should we as adults consider ourselves valuable? If we still have many such patterns in our thinking in adulthood, we are often not even aware of the areas in which we are excellent. And when others tell us this, we often don't believe them. The good news, however, is that we can dissolve these beliefs with the help of a coach, for example.


How can you find your strengths?


With self-reflection you can make yourself aware of the potential you have. For example, you can ask yourself the following questions:


Which activities am I really good at?

What do I enjoy and what motivates me?

What successes have I already achieved and how did I do it?

What can I do to be of great help to others?

What things do I enjoy doing that I do?

Where do I have particularly intensive knowledge and a high level of knowledge?

What problems and challenges have I already mastered well?


Involving one's own environment such as family, friends and work colleagues is a good approach. Since we sometimes have a so-called blind spot and cannot see what we are really good at, it is important to ask others. In this way we learn what others appreciate and admire about you.


Internet research offers the opportunity to download lists of strengths and abilities and to tick what applies to you. Books, videos, seminars, lectures or consultations can also provide a new way of looking at ourselves.


Hobbies that you enjoy exercising can also provide an indication of your own talent. Sometimes it also makes sense to take a break to get some distance from everyday life. Here, the space can help you think about yourself. Perhaps it is also good to deal with something new. A coaching regarding your own potential and personal development is a further step to gain more clarity for your own abilities.

How can you promote and use your own strengths?


Getting out of your comfort zone and taking on new challenges can be a great option to internally grow with your personality.


If you know your own talents, you can use them consciously in your private and professional life. In this way you can gain a better self-image and a better self-assessment. There is a greater self-confidence, more optimism, self-confidence and courage to take risks and to grow beyond oneself. When looking for a job, it is also helpful to convince companies of your qualifications


Self-confidence comes from being AWARE of your strengths - that is, dealing with them. Because if I believe in my own strengths, I can

appear more confident

recognize and seize many possibilities and opportunities

better assess the impact of myself on others


A good option is to write down what you learned for yourself. Because sometimes you need time to

to organize one's thoughts

Realize links between individual experiences and successes and capture them visually.

What you have noted down helps you to realize your streams of thought and to get more clarity for yourself

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