Today’s post will be centered on self improvement, something that everyone can use a major dose of… With all of the world population so crazy busy all of the time, there is just not enough time left to reflect on ourselves – what we truly care about – dream about and what things we so enjoy doing…and not enjoy doing.
Have you ever thought of the reasons why you like doing a certain thing but not something else?
For instance: When I was little girl (many moons ago!) maybe around 7 years old, I used to go down to our musty old basement which my Dad had set up a chalkboard for me to play with. I’d spend hours and hours down there, especially in the winter months teaching an “invisible” audience…
I can’t recall the subjects I was teaching, but I was going to town scribbling and erasing, then scribbling some more as I was talking up a storm. I always felt independent and didn’t mind entertaining myself.
Now all of these years later, I had an opportunity to take a “Strengths and Weakness Aptitude” test that listed my strengths and weaknesses and I was blown away from the results given.
It all makes perfect sense to me now…
I feel that everyone in some point in time should self evaluate themselves to see what’s working and what isn’t. We all need “insight” of who we are and why we’re here…don’t you think?
It’s a shame in my eyes that exercises such as this are not taught in our schools. Parents (including mine) always spend more time trying to improve on your weaknesses instead of reinforcing your strengths. Too me, this is ass backwards.
If we centered on what our kids do well, just think of the self-esteem and confidence they would generate. And I’m not saying they can’t improve on their weaknesses, but way too much time is spent in that area.
My Dad was a math teacher to new trainees in a local company. He knew math inside and out. He used to get a little annoyed with me while doing my math homework because I just couldn’t grasp it. No matter how hard I tried and applied myself, I was lucky to bring home a C-. Sound familiar?
If he would of spent the better half encouraging me in English and Art, who knows how it would of turned out?
So…who is behind this test?
The gentleman’s name is Richard Step. Richard spent the beginning of the new millennium fighting off cancer. Having questioned all that could be questioned, he realized the good Lord wasn’t ready for him, yet. Richard has made it his life’s goal to guide the growing, mentor the willing, and help those in need… without all the usual self-help fluff.
Who can benefit from this test?
- Curious people who aren’t quite sure about their direction in life.
- Quest Seekers who need a little motivation.
- Adventurers who know what they want but aren’t quite sure how to get there.
- Champions who are looking for another tool to enhance the world.
Interested? Good! This aptitude test is 100% free and I totally encourage all my readers to take it and learn from it.
Richard has all kinds of stuff for you to take advantage of; Books – Links – Resources and Tools and other self improvement tests.
Go on…click the link and see what your top strengths are!
Leave a comment below on your top 2 strengths and let me know how this has helped you in defining yourself!