STRENGTH TO BE THE ONE
Isn’t it true… timing is everything?
You can hear something once and it does not resonate or seem important, you hear it again, and again.. and finally it sticks.
Two years ago, I was given the chance to take Gallup’s Strengths Finder (c) Assessment. I’ve taken many personality tests over the years, so I thought it was interesting, but I honestly really didn’t give it another thought until a few months ago when I stumbled across a lecture on YouTube that talked about how focusing on my unique “Strengths” could help me to increase happiness, focus, and productivity… and I wanted more of all of those things!!
When we are growing up and going to school, we are always taught to fear mistakes , to get things right(to get that A+ on the test), to do things in the right way (following the crowd and the established path to success), and lastly, we are taught to improve our weakness (and become more well-rounded). Well, what I love most about Gallup’s Strengths Finders (c) training is that it flips all this on it’s head… and let’s you be you!
I’m sure you’ve heard the popular quote by Eleanor Roosevelt “Comparison is the thief of joy!” — This is an easy quote to believe in… but until I started learning about strengths I don’t think it really sunk in for me personally.
Strengths have taught me how to find ways to amplify what I do well and helps me to give myself permission to stay away from doing things in a way that drains me. Understanding Strengths has also allowed me to appreciate other people’s Strengths and to see that they are doing things in a way that brings them joy and equilibrium.
I’ve truly enjoyed my journey in learning more about this assessment and how important it is for each of us to understand and use my unique strengths in everything I do.
Have you ever taken this assessment? I would like to assemble a small group of NICU nurses who wants to learn more about their Strengths and how to apply them to our personal and professional life. Do you want to learn how to use your unique Strengths to be the ONE and have the impact you want in your NICU, and in the world?