Why It's so important to embrace your skills and strengths
Hey there, today I want to talk to you about strengths. How our strengths make us unique and why it’s so so important to embrace them. My name is Nikita. I’m a Psychologist and life Coach. I help creative and Introverted women unburden their busy life from overwhelm, anxiety & Self-Doubt. I help them take the big leap and achieve what you truly desire.
Talking about strengths can be quite repetitive but I somehow felt I needed to talk about it with you today.
I’ve always been complimented on how I’m such a good listener, how well I empathize with others and how its so easy for people to connect with me.
Back in the day when I was in college these praises didn’t seem like my strengths and skills. I mean everybody listens right? Everybody is a good listener. How does that make me unique or special? Initially these compliments didn’t really feel as if they mattered much. In fact, I used to be quite disappointed when people would tell me this.
I would often say ‘Why can’t I be complimented more for my writing skills? It’s so not fair! This basically means I don’t have any skills or strengths and I don’t matter. How is listening going to help me get a good career?’
Of course, it was when I started my masters in Psychology and further in my career of personal development, that I realized how not only were these skills important but also a requirement. I realized how my skills could evolve with time, practice and experience. I also realized how valuable my skills were which I couldn’t before.
Having a unique skill doesn’t mean out of the ordinary or different. It’s much more personal than that. The thing that makes your ordinary skill extraordinary is how well you embrace it and use it in your life.
I’ve worked with clients who’ve realized in their journey of transformation that they have so many skills they hadn’t even though about earlier or discovered before.
They realized they had a plethora of skills that were never really experienced before. They were good at colour selection, décor, writing, designing, DIYs, they had excellent communication skills, they could sing and dance really well and so much more than they thought they were born with.
Over the years I realized I’m good at designing, I’m good at adapting a language, I’m good with the history and mythology. I’m good at encouraging people.
You must be thinking how can these make me unique, right? But that’s just the thing, it doesn’t matter if people can see your strengths. If you have a special connection with your strengths, they speak for themselves. Your skills and strengths don’t always need to help you make money, having the knowledge of these skills help you feel more confident and connected with yourself.
The journey to discovering your strengths is not as smooth and sometimes you need to ask those around you to tell you about their opinions on your stre