This year, I am focusing some New Year's resolutions not so much on my faults, shortcomings or weaknesses, but on what I perceive to be my strengths.
My 5 main theme/strengths from the Strengths Finder 2.0 survey I took recently are:
So, my resolutions, based on each in order, are . . .
1) I will build on my empathy skills, to help people understand how to better express their emotions and fellings, through the use of words and music.
2) I will continue to be more flexible when dealing with people who are different than I am.
3) I am build upon and improve my communications skills by accepting more opportunities to sing, speak and teach.
4) I will work to further discover, nurture and build on strengths I have yet to discover, and help encourage others to do the same.
5) I will work to help more people see and understand how we are all connected to something bigger than all of us.
In past years, I have based my New Year's resolutions on my weaknesses. And, as a result, by February 1st of each year, I had given up on each. It seems to me that focusing on weaknesses causes to much friction in life.
Sort of like dragging an anchor around behind you.
I have come to believe that focusing on strengths, our God-Given strengths, opens the door to lots and lots of opportunities for growth. And, I think focusing on strengths brings us closer to God.
That is always a good thing.
God's grace still amazes me . . . ><>
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