Moving along with the theme of this week: Strength. I wanted to bring a tool that you might be able to use to help you develop a better understanding of your strengths. If you are having a hard time coming up with your strengths as an athlete take a look at this list of questions and answer each to the best of your ability. Remember, staying true to who you are right now rather than being a fake version of yourself will help you become who you want to be later. What are your strengths right now in this time of your life?
What do you like to do?
What activities make you feel fulfilled?
What brings positive energy into your life?
When are the times when you feel fully engaged, instead of just pretending to be or you are only partially engaged?
What are three things that you are passionate about?
What makes you feel passionate about the three items you listed above?
What do you feel is your true calling in life?
When in life do you play?
At what instances do you enjoy the ride instead of looking to reach your end goal?
When are you self-disciplined?
When are you creative?
Where do you feel at peace?
Where do you feel calm and productive?
When do you feel like you’re doing what you’re supposed to in life?
What activities make you feel completely absorbed?
When do you lose track of time?
What activities can you not wait to do again?
When do you deliver results seamlessly?
Which activities give you the feeling of clarity, calmness, creativity, and success?
When do you experience the feeling of being in the “zone”?
What did you do as a child that you still do today, only probably better?
What activities excite you?
When do you feel like the “real you”?
What does your attention naturally focus on?
What have you learned quickly, catching on with minimal effort?
Which items do you want to put on your to-do list, but never seem to get there?
Biswas-Diener, R. (2009). Using Strengths-Based Interventions in Coaching and Therapy. In: Burns.G.W.. (ed.) Happiness, Healing, Enhancement. Your Casebook Collection for Applying Positive Psychology in Therapy. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.