How did you find your strengths?

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We all have superpowers within us - built up from work and life experiences. However, just like it's easier to see the faults of others before our own, sometimes it's difficult to see our own strengths. How have you discovered your strengths to them capitalize and build on them?
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  • Profile picture of the author Just Jess
    Through hypnosis and the path of least resistance.

    Then I was able to touch base with something I had never encountered before. Powers I never knew I had. Nowadays things just fly. When you delve in the mystic you'll start apprehending things that are not within the reach of grasp of the common man.
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    • Profile picture of the author air3lement
      Love the response.
      I'm curious about hypnosis. What can you tell me about that?

      BTW. You a fan of Manly Hall, or Alan Watts?
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    • Profile picture of the author MaxFeerden
      I'm interested in hypnosis. I never watched people being hypnotized. But this is an interesting topic. What can you tell?
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    grew my hair, but some other guy beat me to the patent
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    • Profile picture of the author air3lement
      Originally Posted by hardraysnight View Post

      grew my hair, but some other guy beat me to the patent
      The hair on your head?
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      • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
        Originally Posted by air3lement View Post

        The hair on your head?
        hair thair and everywhair
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  • Profile picture of the author Just Jess
    I am a fanboy of anything candidly hypnotic.

    If it can bring watts in my body, I can call it Alan.
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  • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
    You can ask people what they think are your strengths. Of course, they won't tell you everything, but they can help you down the right path.

    Most of us have an idea of what our strengths are it's just a matter of capitalizing on them.

    There are many courses online you can take which will help you to find out what your strengths are and how they can help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    Originally Posted by air3lement View Post

    We all have superpowers within us - built up from work and life experiences. However, just like it's easier to see the faults of others before our own, sometimes it's difficult to see our own strengths. How have you discovered your strengths to them capitalize and build on them?
    Superpowers imply some factor outside or beyond or beyond a person

    The question is not finding the strengths but putting the thousands of hours needed to devolp those strengths over at least ten years

    Who was it motzart who stared composing as 7 but didn't compsoe anything decent until his twenties or something like that .but decent for motzart is probably a high bar

    The question is how do you find the strength to keep improving when everyone is telling you to give up and do something usefull
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      Superpowers imply some factor outside or beyond or beyond a person

      The question is not finding the strengths but putting the thousands of hours needed to devolp those strengths over at least ten years

      Insightful. Yes, our strengths are obvious, because we have developed them already. It's our potentials that we need to discover.

      And the entire question assumes that we have strengths. Half of us are below average, no matter how we want to feel about it.

      And...undeveloped potentials fade away. By the time you are an adult, if you haven't used a neuron, it has died away. It's why it's easy to learn a language when you're a kid, and much harder as an adult.

      This is why it would be a bad idea for me to run a support group. Or be in one.
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      • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        Insightful. Yes, our strengths are obvious, because we have developed them already. It's our potentials that we need to discover.

        And the entire question assumes that we have strengths. Half of us are below average, no matter how we want to feel about it.

        And...undeveloped potentials fade away. By the time you are an adult, if you haven't used a neuron, it has died away. It's why it's easy to learn a language when you're a kid, and much harder as an adult.

        This is why it would be a bad idea for me to run a support group. Or be in one.
        ha! and thanks. Reminds me, or what every comedian ever has been credited with saying: I wouldn't join any group that allowed someone like me to be a member (or 1001 variations).

        A support group for those who start and run support groups, a 13 Step Program because you want to be one better...than ____________

        IM (WF) addicts support group, oops, iow...The Mind Warriors.

        ........ and all that jazz. (the above the 2.0 version of me)

        POTENTIALS. Everyone knows they have them. And most older people do let them die off neuron by neuron.

        But, no matter your age, if there is the bit of gold inside still needing to be mined, it then becomes a question of HOW to do it, quickly and efficiently.

        Old guys near or past retirement age, (Claude and myself) shift to the potential for fun, enjoyment, lack of pain, more personal engagement...THAT sort of potential.

        Albeit the stories of Colonel Sanders and Kentucky Fried pop up, and there is no reason why a 70 year old, who is motivated enough to do so, can't tap into the POTENTIAL which has been dormant for so long. He/she just needs a speed drill.

        IF you are in PEAK Entrepreneurial years, 20 to 45, then you face a different problem, which is CHOICES. Too much potential. The younger and more gifted you are, or the more driven and motivated, create certain roadblocks of distraction.

        In WF terms, we call those shiny objects and it is a common thing to read about a 7 year journey until success is reached via a trial and error method.

        Quicker success has a tendency to come to those more focused. Do the thing which works, for you, then scale it up.

        But here is another secret to potential. Until pushed or thrown down the mountain of snow, a snowball only has stored potential. It is the movement, the overcoming of inertia, which turns it into a kinetic energy.

        But if you throw the snowball down into the forest, it hits a tree before it can grow. And that is one of the problems many have, picking the forest, rather than a clear slope.

        HOW do you use or work your potential? Well, maybe I'll tell you later. If there is any interest.

        GordonJ
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  • Profile picture of the author Master Blake
    I have to agree. Brass balls are such a rarity these days.

    Couple that with low testosterone levels and mental acuity
    goes down the drain. When I first wore pants, I was already
    a boy-scout who scoffed at the idea of slapping silly another
    wimp given that I was an inbred gentleman at heart.

    To cut a long story short, it was hypnosis that fused in me
    untold dynamic. Everybody in the family was using hypnosis.

    From Father to Son, this tradition passed from one generation
    to another. I remember when my Father practically commanded me
    to become a ruthless son of a gun and balk no more.

    By tapping briefly on my forehead.

    He told me to "go out and be the best you can".

    His piercing eyes poke a hole in my soul and instantly turned
    me into "AUTOMATIC MODE". As if I was nonchalantly possessed
    by a superior intelligence that reckoned no limits.


    So how did I find my strengths?


    Truth is The Strengths Found Me
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  • Profile picture of the author dana67
    I found my strengths through challenges and powering through them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    I discovered mine through meditating. Since then, I have never looked back. I have taken on yoga to perfect my meditation skills. It's awesome.
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    • Profile picture of the author Huenelde
      Me, too, helps to cope with stress meditation. Meditation relaxes me, I like to meditate when it is quiet and calm.
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    Originally Posted by air3lement View Post

    We all have superpowers within us - built up from work and life experiences. However, just like it's easier to see the faults of others before our own, sometimes it's difficult to see our own strengths. How have you discovered your strengths to them capitalize and build on them?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Originally Posted by air3lement View Post

    We all have superpowers within us - built up from work and life experiences.
    Agreed. : )

    However, just like it's easier to see the faults of others before our own, sometimes it's difficult to see our own strengths. How have you discovered your strengths to them capitalize and build on them?
    Years ago there was an amazing site called TIckle.com (That I wish was still online) ... Basically by taking their tests I learned that I'm a "Insightful Linguist" that I have a "Balanced Brain" (Rather being too logical or too emotional.) If there's anything similar online I would recommend doing it.

    Many times when you're passionate/enthusiastic about something that's a sign of one (or more) of your strengths.

    HTH.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialentry
    Originally Posted by air3lement View Post

    We all have superpowers within us - built up from work and life experiences.

    But what if you are a quadraplegic that is also blind and mute with down syndrome?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

      But what if you are a quadraplegic that is also blind and mute with down syndrome?
      It's not the same however I've been a fan of Nick Vujicic for some time. Viz.

      https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...y=Nick+Vujicic
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      • Profile picture of the author socialentry
        Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

        It's not the same.

        Well, you are right for once.



        What you posted is akin to answering the question "What is the square root of 793" by


        "I like bananas"
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        • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
          Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

          Well, you are right for once.
          Once? Wow it's a miracle. (Hehe)
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    I spent a lot of time in quiet buddy. Being in quiet, I discovered what I had fun doing well. Sometimes, my fun-strengths were quite different than stuff other people said I did well. People say I am a natural on live video. Definite strength for me. But I do not have genuine fun doing it; feels too heavy. So I just write and share and do what feels fun and easy and what I am good at because spending more time in quiet revealed this to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dilli Babu R
    I believe, self-confidence is an essential trait through which I discover my strengths. Inspiring books, videos and articles are the part of game.

    Dillib
    https://arisewithin.in/self-confiden...ring-articles/
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