I am sure you are familiar with the old adage ‘Play to your strengths’. There is compelling research from the field of Positive Psychology that reveals why this matters and the considerable value that consciously using your strengths brings.
The research concludes that people who use their strengths effectively:
- Are more likely to achieve their goals
- Are more confident
- Have higher levels of self-esteem
- Have higher levels of energy and vitality
- Experience less stress
- Are more resilient
- Are more engaged and perform better at work
Given the significance of these benefits it is worth reflecting on your unique strengths and the extent to which you consciously utilise them in your daily life. For employers, an understanding of different strengths and what they may contribute most to in the workplace may prove fruitful in allowing employees to be their most productive and satisfied.
I recommend you complete the VIA Survey of character Strengths here (You will need to register to access the free questionnaire).