I took a test back in 2007. It was called the ‘Strengthsfinder’ and it showed me what my 5 top strengths were… it was awesome, and I highly recommend the book ‘Strengthsfinder 2.0′… my strengths, interestingly enough, are ‘Belief’, ‘Command’, ‘Input’, ‘Arranger’ and ‘Analytical’… in order of precedence.
So, ‘Belief’ is my greatest strength…
The book defines ‘Belief’ as: “If you possess a strong Belief theme, you have certain core values that are enduring. These values vary from one person to another, but ordinarily your belief theme causes you to be family-oriented, altruistic, even spiritual, and to value responsibility and high ethics- both in yourself and others. These core values affect your behavior in many ways. They give your life meaning and satisfaction; in your view, success is more than money and prestige. They provide you with direction, guiding you through the temptations and distractions of life toward a consistent set of priorities. This consistency is the foundation for all your relationships. Your friends call you dependable. “I know where you stand,” they say. Your Belief makes you easy to trust. It also demands that you find work that meshes with your values. (as an aside, this is HUGE for me) Your work must be meaningful; it must matter to you. And guided by your Belief them it will matter only if it gives you a chance to live out your values.”
Well, today, I saw an awesome video of Will Smith talking about belief plays such a huge role in his life. Watch this video, and see him talking about his belief.
I feel you Will. I really do. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I do.