What are your strengths? Skills? Talents? Gifts? Call it whatever you want, but everyone is good at something. EVERYONE.
Lately I have noticed that women, particularly Moms, appear to be more comfortable with admitting what they are (supposedly) not good at, instead of identifying their strengths.
I caught myself, as well as others, who fell into this trap during a recent discussion with some Mom friends. We were to go around the table sharing what we believe we are good at (because we were discussing this very topic) …. every woman hesitated.
Eventually, we were all able to share what we ultimately believed were our strengths, however, most of the ladies also added a weakness before we moved to the next Mom in the group. I was the one that asked the group to discuss their talents, and then I caught myself admitting what I do NOT do well before I concluded. I felt like I sounded more humble by admitting the ways in which I fall short. This made me wonder…why do we feel this way? Why are women so much more comfortable admitting their perceived shortcomings?
Recently two videos came up in my Facebook feed that made me realize this is more common that it should be…. (See “Dove Self Esteem Sketches” and Faith It’s “A New Perspective for Moms”).
So tell me… what are YOU really good at? Right now, can you come up with THREE things that you just ROCK?