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.