What are the things that you do that are like, so easy and effortless for you?
The things that when you do it and you get feedback you’re all like, “Um, well, everyone can do that?”.
What are those things?
Maybe it’s your ability to walk into a room and make connections easily.
Maybe it is sensing how folks are feeling just by being next to them.
Maybe it is whipping up a kick ares FB status that gets everyone excited and inspired.
Maybe it is helping folks with parenting issues, or friendship issues or relationships issues or technical issues.
Often we overlook our strengths because they come completely natural to us.
We just assume that what we can do comes naturally to everyone else.
And how are you using those gifts? The world is a better place if we are using our gifts in it!
I have met a lot of folks who say they have no gifts. No strengths and then when we sit and chat for bit we see they have a LOT of strength. A LOT of gifts. They just haven’t been still enough and have too much BS belief set in the way that they can’t see it.
Strengths strengthen when we use them. Like lifting weights.
So, strengths will always be present, but if you want to grow them…you going to have to practice using them.
If your gift is making people feel welcome and included, what groups are you involved in?
If your gifts is seeing other peoples capabilities, what conversations are you setting up to explore that?
If your intuition and psychic ability is your strength, what experiences are you opening up to so that you can strengthen them.
If you gift is the gift of the gab, what are you doing each day to use this strength?
And how fulfilled are you feeling?
I love to write, but is it my strength? It is now. It was a curious interest for a lot of years, but I never believed I was a ‘writer’. That was for people who excelled at English at school, and while I did ok, I was no Tolstoy. It is a strength because I practice. A lot. I write A LOT…now.
And this isn’t about comparing my strength. If I compare it with a multi-award winning writer then no, it doesn’t look like a strength at all. But if I just look at how I feel when I am using this strength…I put it to the gift test.
Here are my 3 testers when I am looking at or for my gifts (yes I am still uncovering them).
- Does time just vanish when I am writing?
- Do I feel free and expansive and like this is FUN when I am writing?
- Do I receive positive feedback from people about my writing?
And I apply this to other things I do as well.
I’ve done with with heaps of clients as well! Turns out, some of us humans are far more gifted that we would believe!
You insert your thing where I have written writing…and see what happens.
Tell me, do you know what your strengths are. Your gifts? And how are you using them in the world?
I’d love to hear!