„I don’t have talents at all” …
If that thought ever crossed your mind or you have heard this sentence from somebody else, please know that it is a false statement.
A decade ago, Gallup unveiled the results of a landmark 30-year research project that ignited a global conversation on the topic of the human potential. Gallup have studied more than one million work teams, conducted tens of thousands of individual interviews, and coached tens of thousands of executives, leaders, managers and individual contributors. More than 8 million people have since taken Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment.
One of the aim was to find out common talent themes of highly successful people.
The talents most directly related to the potential for success can be grouped into 34 themes.
Talents are those thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that come naturally to you- that are the source of your true potential. Building upon those talents will create the ability to constantly provide near-perfect performance.
What is interesting, is that talents are created between the ages of 3 and 15 and we can use them throughout our life span, consciously – if we understand our talents and unconsciously -if we treat our talents as weaknesses. So- there you have it – knowing more about your talents improves personal engagement and enhances your quality of life. The worst bet for success lies not in not having talents, but in not knowing how to use the ones the person has. Sadly, but most of us focuses on fixing weaknesses to prevent them from being obstacles. However, if we build on our strengths and further development the things we already do well, those efforts are more likely to lead to success. First step first, so identify your dominant talents, add knowledge and skills, and then find a role for yourself, which will allow you to play to your natural talents. It is essential, especially for people seeking their life paths and wanting to build their lives based on strengths approach.
The key to develop a strength is to identify your talents and invest in them by adding knowledge, skills, and practice to amplify their power.
If you want to learn more about talents, please read „Now Discover your Strengths ”by Marcus Buckingham. You can access the code to online Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment by yourself (visit: https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/) or contact us for professional assistance and guidance. We will walk you through the process of acquiring the access code and more importantly, we will provide you a feedback session to help you understand more how to apply your StrengthsFinder talent themes in your daily life.
„Shift your focus from your weaknesses to discovering more about your talents.”