We often think about how to better ourselves. We tend to compare ourselves to others and envy their strengths. It is more effective, however, to live and work from our own strengths, particularly our character strengths. Why? Because when we are trying day to day to
get up on time,
leave on time,
find clean clothes/purse/phone/keys,
process paper work,
put things away
we can feel frustrated, stressed, and overwhelmed. We blame these struggles on ourselves, and we can curse our weaknesses when things aren’t going the way we envisioned.
Of course, it’s possible and profitable to work at these day-to-day challenges but understanding the core of who we are and operating from that understanding can bring us greater fulfillment.
To read more: Click on this link to access the Organizing Tips: A Strength of Character – October 2015 newsletter.