Welcome to Strengths Week at University College for the Fall II Session! Identifying your strengths is only the beginning of your journey. The next, and most important, step is understanding and applying your strengths to your day-to-day living.
The strengths approach has proven success because it builds on how you are naturally wired, employing the God-given resources and talents within you. Understanding the value and power of the strengths approach provides a useful lens for the next step of application.
Consider the value of your unique talents and how they play a role in your approach to life. We are called to thrive in our individual gifts. Romans 12:4-8 says, “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”
We encourage you to watch the video below to better understand the method behind the strengths mindset and learn how it can make an impact on your life.
In this video you will…
- Discover the benefits of the strengths approach and why it works
- Learn how to move from awareness of strengths to application
- Understand the value of a growth mindset
- Think about ways to employ your strengths to address areas of weakness
In addition to the video, we invite you to visit our Strengths Week website for a quiz assessing whether you are operating with a fixed or growth mindset. You can also watch the video again or catch up on past sessions.
We look forward to our conversations this week as we discuss applying your strengths and value they have on your life’s journey.
Joshua A. Hibbard, Ph.D.Director for Student Success