Are You Working from Your STRENGTHS?
We, mostly, spend our lives trying to "fix" what is wrong with us. To improve our weak areas. But, for those who say they are 'happy', you will find that they are working from their strengths.
If you have a job just because you need to pay the mortgage, pay for school, you have children and need the insurance, you need the medical coverage or you never thought about it - you most likely are not working from your strengths.
What would you do, that you are good at and would - [all things being equal] - do for free?
Are you good with numbers? Are you in the Accounting field? Are you truly caring of people? Are you involved in the nursing field? Can you fix anything? Are you a mechanic? Are you skilled at multi-taking? Are you an Event Planner? Are you working in a field that allows you to expand on those qualities? Or, are you treating those skills as a hobby ... something you 'play at' on the weekend?
An assessment can help you to define your strengths.
Persons who like immediate results and direct answers - their strength includes keeping persons/teams focused, on task. They will make decisions when no one else will.
Persons who like to be with others people - their strength includes giving positive feedback and inspiring others.
Persons who like sincere appreciation of their efforts - their strength is being empathetic and sensitive to others needs and is good team player.
Persons who like attending to details and are logical in task completion - their strength is in being diplomatic and following, or making, steps/standard to complete tasks.
We have far more thing to 'fix' (our weaknesses), than to work from our 1 or 2 strengths ... and be happy in doing it. How are You working?