Friday, January 7, 2011

Exploring your strengths, ignoring dust bunnies…

Every once in a while it is good to list your own strengths. A new year is a good time to do that but in order to stay focused it is not a good time to explore your weaknesses. Why? Because exploring weaknesses puts the emphasis on the negative. So for the month of January I will concentrate on doing what I do well, I will not dwell on what I can’t do or do very well and do the best I can.

Is this wise? Shouldn’t I try and undo a bad habit or change errant ways or watch every morsel I put in my mouth? No. Focusing on the negative never did get me anywhere but deeper into the hole I was digging. When I concentrate on my strengths I get more done and the weaknesses can crawl into a corner like dust bunnies and be ignored. Did I just admit to ignoring dust bunnies?

I give myself permission to draw more because I’m good at it. I’ll play with color combinations because I’m good at it. I'll solve visual problems and try new designs because I’m good at it.

What are you going to give yourself permission to do this New Year?

4 comments:

Melissa Gill said...

That picture is soooooo cute. Good for you, focus on the positive.

Richard Jesse Watson said...

Great encouragement. Visualizing the positive is proactive, and just feels better than the other downer stuff.

MG Higgins said...

Good for you! I don't think we give ourselves enough pats on the back and acknowledge our strengths. What a positive post.

Fin said...

Hi Kate! I noticed you were following me so I headed over to meet you. We like your post!

Fin and Meg