Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Paying attention to our Strengths

Sorry I haven't been posting very faithfully. I have lots of things in the pipelines but no time to put them all together (picture, correct English etc.) I have been so giddy about my retreat that it is all I can think about and spend time doing.

Here is one of the assignments I am having the ladies do before they arrive. I posted it last April. Here is the link if you haven't done it yet.


This is one thing I got from taking the test. My #1 strength is creativity, ingenuity and originality. I use ingenuity constantly. I am always looking for the fastest and best way to do things. It has always been kind of a game for me to see if I can improve how things are done. I really never knew that I was unique in this area. After it was brought to my attention, I realize that this is a gift of mine.
What is funny is that this strength of mine is also one of the things that drives my husband crazy about me. When he is doing a project and I walk in I instantly see a better way. He says that he doesn't care and doesn't always want to hear that he is doing it "wrong" or not efficiently.
I think the main point of taking a test like this is for personal awareness. See what your strengths are and how you use them. Maybe you use yours too much like in my case with my husband and can tone it down a little.
You may want to look at the last one on the list, which is an area you can improve.

When you know yourself better, you can choose the best ways to use your strengths.


colette hat said...

Had fun taking the test and definitely learned some things about myself.

Huge, ah ha moment just now . . . I just looked at my list. Your #1 was my #23 out of #24! Perfect example of how friendships complement each other. The things I love about you are the things I'm not. I'm hoping some of your creativity will rub off on me one of these days.

Sherri Jorgensen said...

I took this test! I was super excited to find out a hidden talent of creativity or something usfull for making a house a home. And when I discovered this hidden talent I was ready to develop it. Much to my surprise (or not) none of my top five had anything to do with creativity, orginality, fashion, or anything else remotely like these. I am thankful for the talents the Lord did give me. Now I at least understand why none of those things come natural to me. AT ALL!!!!
I hope the retreat goes well. I hope to make one someday!