A powerful idea from Martin Seligman’s excellent book, Authentic happiness: “Authentic happiness comes from identifying and cultivating your most fundamental strengths and using them every day in work, love, play, and parenting.”
Many of us fret endlessly about our mistakes, faults, and shortcomings. Yet the key to our happiness is using our god-given strengths regularly.
What are your strengths?
How can you create more opportunities to use your strengths this week?
Opportunities to use my strengths are more abundant when I look to serve others. I am happier, feel healthier and a much more pleasant husband, father and person. Just like muscles, as my strengths are challenged they become more defined and are even more useful to myself and others. My strengths will be used more this week as I serve others.