Find your strengths

Become aware of your strengths, known as well as unknown, for instance by carrying out a Strength profile. Have them confirmed by examining where you are successful – for instance:

  • Everyday things that you never skip
  • Positive experiences – what do you do that gives you energy?
  • Things you continue doing regardless of problems and obstacles
  • Things you enjoy doing and that you seek to do regularly
  • Your interests, e.g. hobbies, sports, voluntary work, etc.
  • Meaningful relations, e.g. friends, family, children, pets.

Find explanations for them – ask yourself:

  • How do I make it happen – how do I do these things?
  • How do I keep at it – what motivates me to continue?
  • Why do I continue doing these things?
  • Which strengths are helping me here?

Use your strengths in other situations

Try to discover how you can use your strengths in other situations.

  • Use the strengths
  • Motivate yourself as you do in your strong areas
  • Keep at it – and use the same means as you do in your strong areas

Practice

Keep trying – remember you can improve your entire life…

  • In other words, you rarely learn something at the first attempt
  • Practice makes perfect