Theme: Self Regard
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” Aristotle
When you have an idea of what you are capable of doing, how you function best in different life situations, how things work out well because you were able to use your strengths (or what just comes easily to you), you tend to feel good about yourself. Everyone has a different way of approaching life which comes from your personality traits, culture, teaching from family and overall life experience. Discovering and using your self- knowledge when you take on a task like attending post secondary, can help you quickly figure out how you study best, tricks that you can use to manage your stress, apply learning strategies that help you take in information. Everyone does it a bit differently. Wouldn’t it be great if our brains came with a User’s Manual!!! Knowing your strengths can help you to choose a career path that speaks to your strengths. A well matched career path can make you feel like you a playing all the time because it comes so easily to you. If you have selected an academic path that fits well with your strengths, you will tend to look forward to your classes and learning new concepts because it just flows in.
Today…Start thinking about what has always come easily to you. Often people disregard their strengths because they think that everyone can do this…it’s easy. This is not true. It is easy for you because it is a strength. Everyone has a different combination of strengths.
User’s Manual for Your Brain…or at least something close!
Here is a great FREE resource for learning more about your strengths: “StrengthsQuest: Discover and Develop Your Strengths in Academics, Career and Beyond”. The students in my class this year will be reading this and learning to “Lead with Their Strengths” in every aspect of their lives; career, academic and personal lives.
If you are interested in learning even more about yourself and building a strong self regard, don’t forget to email me to sign up for the eLearn modules! Heather.firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Drummond, M.Ed. (Counselling Psychology)
FG Success Coach @ Mohawk College