How Do I Kindle My Character Strengths?
How Do I Get To Where I Want To Be?
The answer is Character- You Don’t Wake Up With It You Build It?
Most of us lead, whether we are leading at work, church, home as a husband, or a
mother. No matter if you are military, educator, nurse, social worker, therapist,
or a different type of helping professional. Many folks can get the job done,
whatever that might be. There are those highfliers, go-getters, high achievers in
every industry. Today, in our world, competence is not an irregular quality. The
absolute best of these high achievers are recognized globally. Look around at
these go-getters, the personal character of these individuals is becoming vague.
Leaders of character are more concerned with doing the right thing than they are
in doing things right. Methods considered right but are not aligned with the right
motives are essentially shallow at best. Leading is not just about getting it done.
It is also about how it is done.
You want to bring your character strengths to the forefront of your life- and you
are wondering - how do I do that? Maybe you have not even considered that hey-
using these character strengths might serve beneficial to me. I am familiar with
four different routes; one might travel when on a character strength journey.
Reflecting, identifying, and observing character strengths, moving forward with
actions, and balancing the use of strengths are the different paths.
Being able to self-explore and self-reflect could be the best way to heighten
awareness of one's character. It has been for me. Sitting still, journaling, and
talking with others are great ways to answer reflective questions and reach
emotional "Aha moments."
Once you have had the "Aha" moment and identify with your strengths, it is
essential to observe others and understand how others use their strengths
effectively. Co-workers, mentors, role models are significant on your journey in
terms of you empowering your strengths. Creative people bring out the
innovative strength of you. If you are generally around high energy and good
people, the kindness and zest strengths may usually be heightened and
Being able to move past self-reflection and self- awareness to applying your
strength moves you forward with using your strengths. Strategy application for
character strengths is multifaceted. It is imperative to find the strategies which
work best for you. For example, if you are interested in boosting your curiosity
strength, you could ask direct questions- like "How do you feel about that?” or "Can
you share your thoughts with me on how we are experiencing 2020 history in the
making?" Now don’t just apply what you know – it is essential to monitor the
experiences you are creating with this process, to ensure balance.
Balance is the principal. One of your character strengths could be curiosity, but
surely, people will not be comfortable asking them their life story after knowing
them for a couple of hours. Being intense can result in an overuse of your
strengths, that can cause alienation. As well it is just as important not to
underuse your strength.