Learn about self-assessing your strengths and getting feedback from someone you trust.
- If you've completed all the exercises…to this point, you now have a much clearer picture…about what your strengths are.…Now it's time to determine which of your strengths…are the strongest overall.…Having this knowledge is critical,…because it will help you know where you should focus…your time and energy.…Using the Strengths Rating Worksheet,…you'll begin the process by simply rating yourself…on a scale of a one to 10 with each of these strengths.…Start by listing the strengths in the first column…and be as objective as possible, then begin rating them.…
10 should be the absolute highest of the scale,…and one should be a complete novice,…someone who's just getting started with using that strength.…For example, let's say you listed…one of your strengths as being an engineer.…Be bold, a 10 would be the highest paid engineer…that you're aware of.…A one is someone who has created nothing…and is very young, and at the start of their career.…Somewhere between those two extremes is where you are.…
Write down the number that you objectively feel…
- Identify the key differences between gifts, loves, and skills.
- Explore methods for discovering what you love to do.
- Identify your core skills through self-reflection and via feedback from others.
- Choose your strongest and most valuable work activities through ranking and rating.
- Identify the steps needed to invest in yourself and grow your strengths.
- Recall how to match your strengths to your responsibilities, and discover when to grow your current career versus switch to a new one.