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How can I use my strengths more effectively?

Ronald Siegel
Psychology
Pick one of your strengths and use it in a new way every day for a week. Think of ways to use this strength in a positive way with a family member, co-worker, or friend. For example:
  • Plunge into a new activity that makes you nervous, like public speaking (bravery).
  • Read an article or watch a documentary on something you know nothing about (curiosity).
  • Make your week free of insincere comments (self-control).
  • Set a beautiful table for an ordinary meal (appreciation of beauty).
  • Read an editorial or listen to a talk radio show that you disagree with and consider the legitimate points it may raise (open-mindedness).
  • Find an alternative use for an ordinary household object (creativity).
  • Write a note to someone you love and tuck it where the person will find it—in a briefcase, in a lunchbox, or under a pillow (love).

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