This weekend, get to know your own strengths a little more with this Level Up Exercise from Tiwalola Ogunlesi’s Confident and Killing It. When you know your strengths, you have the foundations to start building your confidence!
Knowing your strengths is arguably the most important aspect of building confidence and is often the most overlooked step. Your strengths act as the foundation for the thoughts you have about yourself. They also make you feel more secure in your worth.
So take a moment and think about what’s going on in your head. If you know your weaknesses better than your strengths, it means you’re operating from a place where you don’t feel good enough, a place that feels really negative and critical, instead of a place where you know you’re good enough. You’re not alone.
If you struggle to own your strengths, please don’t beat yourself up about it. This is another wake-up moment for you to decide how you want to show up from this point on.
Owning your strengths is not arrogance. It’s not bragging if it’s a fact. It’s a fact that I’m resilient. I have evidence and proof of it. I know it’s not something to hide, it’s something to embrace. It’s a fact and it’s more likely to inspire other women than make them insecure, because if I can do it, they can do it too.
Your strengths truly are the foundation for your confidence, and this activity will help you to identify and articulate them. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to get intentional about living them out. Because when you use your strengths every day, you’re more likely to make progress, grow and feel good about yourself. When you feel good about yourself, you’re more likely to take action, because you feel you’re going to succeed. You’ll feel more confident owning your truth when you know it’s grounded in the reality of your strengths, gifts and skills.
Are you ready to articulate your strengths? Click here to download the Level Up exercise!
Confident and Killing It by Tiwalola Ogunlesi is out now, available in hardback, eBook and audio.