Monday, April 19, 2010

A Good Day

I had a good day today. It was good because I got a lot done at work; I made a real supper for my family and even got the kitchen cleaned up after - including getting the floors swept; I finally got online to do a strength finder test I have been meaning to do for over a month now - I will blog about that a little later; and last but not least, I changed the sheets on my bed!!! Yup, tonight when I lay my tired body down, I will fall to sleep satisfied that all is right with the world. For now.

Some days I am just glad to have reached the end of it with my sanity intact. Other days, I am sure insanity was my saving grace! But today I feel as though I have accomplished something. It may not have been much but it is more than I got done yesterday!

So, as I said a little earlier, I did a strength finder test this evening and I will share with you my results. (Because you are dying to know, right!) My top 5 strengths and a VERY brief description of each are:

Connectedness- believe things happen for a reason; caring, considerate, accepting; a bridge builder; give others comfort that there is a purpose beyond ourselves.

Communication - like to explain, to describe, host, to speak in public, to write. I want my information/idea to survive.

Restorative - love to solve problems; energized by a breakdown; love bringing "things" back to life.

Intellection- like to think, mental activity; introspective - which leads to a slight sense of discontent as I compare what I am actually doing to all the thoughts and ideas my mind conceives

Adaptability - live in the moment; do not resent sudden requests or unforeseen detours, instead expect them; at heart, very flexible and stay productive even when being pulled in different directions.

For those of you who know me, you can decide if you agree with Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D. Those of you who don't know me, well, you may know more about me that you ever cared to!

Maybe you, like me, have always found it easier to identify your weaknesses. I might not be able to do much about them - but they clearly define what I CAN NOT DO. Knowing this keeps me safe from crashing and burning in some ill-fated endeavor that should never have been attempted!

Instead, knowing my strengths helps me define what I CAN DO! This shift in thinking is a huge step to take. It changes my focus from trying not to fail to planning to succeed!

I know that I need to work on embracing my strengths and putting them into practice. I know that they have been given to me by my Creator who knows how best to put them to work! (And I am pretty sure that is an other topic of discussion altogether!)

1 comment:

ET @ Titus2:3-5 said...

I just love good days like that. I need one of those really soon!

I also enjoyed the strengths finder test. It is so refreshing to look at what I am good at and focus on that instead of beating myself up about where I fall.