Happiness Tool #4: Lead with Your Strengths
by Jackie Foskett, CH
Lead with your strengths. It’s the 4th Happiness Tool from the authors of What Happy People Know , Dan Baker, PhD and Cameron Strauth. Sounds great, but how do we accomplish it?
First, let’s look at how we relate to our weaknesses. When we focus on our weaknesses, we tap into fear–fear of failure, fear of not being “enough,” fear of not being able to do things right, etc. This kind of fear-based thinking is restrictive and stops us in our tracks.
On the other hand, focusing on our strengths produces a much higher state of energy. Thinking about what we do well, how we contribute to others, or what we’re passionate about creates a sense of excitement and well-being–energy that naturally moves more happiness into our lives. It keeps coming back to the Laws of Attraction: what you focus on is what you attract.
Try the simple exercise below to keep you focused on your strengths, and thus lead your life down the path of health, well-being and happiness.