What Am I Good At? 5 Ways to Find Out

Young Woman Deep In Thought

If you’re having trouble finding what you are good at doing, you are not alone. Many women struggle to find their strengths and don’t know where to begin. Learning what you are good at helps you find your best career options, but it also lets you discover hobbies you love.

You should take a step back and stop thinking about it for a day or two so that you can come back and look at the situation from a fresh perspective.

When you want to improve your results, consider the five tips from this guide. Putting them into action does wonders for your awareness, allowing you to uncover your strengths in no time.

1. Ask Your Friends and Family

Woman Asking a Question

Your friends and family know you better than anyone else, and some of them might know you better than you know yourself. Asking them what you are good at is the perfect place to start. Keep in mind, though, that some people won’t want to tell you the truth because they don’t want to hurt your feelings.

To overcome that roadblock, explain that you want an honest list of your top strengths and weaknesses. Also, explain you want to know so that you can work on your strengths and improve your weaknesses, and you should get a straight answer.

2. Use Sentence Completion Exercises

Woman Taking Notes

The human mind is complex, and you probably know most of the answers you seek on some level. Peer pressure, a fear of the truth and social conditioning can make it hard for you to get to the bottom of it. Use sentence completion exercises to overcome the problem.

You begin by writing partial sentences that describe the things you enjoy, the things you want to know, and the things on which you want to improve. When you complete the sentences, do it without thinking.

3. Visualize the Things You Enjoy Doing

Visualize your life

Visualize the tasks you enjoy doing to get a clear picture of your strong points. Imagine that you are waking up and getting ready for the day. You have tasks to complete, and you are happy that you are going to do them. What are the tasks? It’s a lot easier to improve your skills when it comes to things you enjoy doing.

4. Consider the Favors You Do for Friends and Family

Helping a Friend

What favors do your friends and family ask you to do? If a lot of people ask you to do something, it might be because you are better at that task than most people. Do your friends know you as the person who cooks, repairs computers, works on cars or does other things better than anyone else they know?

5. Remember Your Childhood

When I Was Young

Finding the things you are good at is sometimes as easy as looking back at your childhood. If you enjoyed spending time with animals, you might make an excellent veterinarian. If you enjoyed talking with and meeting new people, a customer service role could be in your future.

Final Thoughts

These tips point you in the right direction so that you can discover your hidden strengths. You could discover that the answer was in front of you the whole time, or you could surprise yourself. Now that you know what you are good at, use it to improve your life and to help others improve theirs.

 

Helena Rogers

Helena B. Rogers is the publisher of “The Savvy Woman Blog”. For more than 20 years, she has been committed to All things women. Through the use of her newspaper, websites, newsletters and workshops, Helena has been devoted to informing, inspiring and encouraging women. Because of her experiences as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, business woman, and volunteer, Helena is happy and excited to share practical and heartfelt information with you. Helena has recently published “Don’t Forget Your Sunglasses”, a six-step guide to using Vision Boards to set goals and achieve your dreams.

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