Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Why You Do the Things You Do

Are you still trying to figure yourself out?  Maybe your life is one giant jigsaw puzzle and some of the pieces are elusive.  If you find yourself worn out, unhappy, or just plain lost and you feel like you don't fit in, today's story may help you understand who you are and why you do the things you do.  It may also help you understand why others do the things they do.

According to the folks at Strengthsfinder, there are 34 different talent themes.  Click here to see the list of themes.  When you take the test, they reveal your top five talents and what they mean.  The more dominant you are in a particular theme, the greater the impact the theme has on your behavior or performance.  If you are interested in learning more about yourself,  take the test.  Click here for the link to Gallup Strengths Center.  The fee is only $9.99 to discover your top five talent themes.

I read the book and took this test in 2011.  The results helped me understand why I do the things I do. It's a waste of time to concentrate on improving your weaknesses.  You will find fulfillment when you work on developing your strengths.  And you will find harmony when you understand why the people around you do the things they do.

If you have taken this test before or plan to take the test, do me a favor.  Please share your five talents in the comments section and how you use those talents in your life.  My top five in order are Maximizer, Empathy, Strategic, Arranger and Developer.  This explains why I love writing daily stories.  This is my chance to help you on your journey.  Don't forget to leave a comment about your gifts and how you plan to implement them in your life.

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