What Makes You Unique
One of my dearest friends (whom I lived with in San Diego) started Marie Forleo’s B-School last week. She texted me one night to ask me what I thought her three best qualities were. She has many, so I thought for a moment about which qualities I felt weren’t the obvious ones, things like the way she can effortlessly put someone at ease.
Your best qualities are what make you uniquely you, and there’s no better way to find your path in this world than to know what you add to the big cosmic equation.
So I asked myself, what are my three best qualities that make me who I am? (I asked my friends too, just to see if they perhaps see something in me that I’m missing.) Here’s what I came up with:
1. I am totally devoted to helping others achieve their dreams. You’ve got an idea? Maybe want to start your own business, devote all your time to your art, share that with the world? I’m in your corner.
2. I am so willing to adventure solo. I do love having a good mate along for the ride, but there’s nothing stopping me from venturing out on my own to explore.
3. I can pour my heart into my writing. I’m so at home when I’m dreaming up things to write or typing away. I’m more of myself when I’m sharing myself with others, and the written word is often the best way I express.
I’ve been thinking about possible career paths to travel, and one in particular is beginning to take shape in my mind, one that utilizes these strengths of mine. But I’m not officially ready to say exactly what that is yet.
Tell me, what are your three best qualities? And how do you use them? How might you use them in a career?
(I’m certainly happy to offer suggestions for those of you whom I know well.)