What's your genius? A basis for self-esteem
So, what's your genius? A very dear friend asked me this recently. My genius? Wow, there's a question indeed!
Aren't we just so good at thinking about and sharing our weaknesses, or our failures, the things we struggled to achieve or were unsuccessful in, the aspects of ourselves which frustrate us or we don't like so much: our looks, our body, our weight, how we're ageing or not as fit as we were, the job we didn't get, the partner we broke up with, the rows we had with our children? Or indeed about our laziness, our apathy or procrastination.
It's time to change that!
So, I'm asking you this: What's your genius? Stuck? Here's a next step.
Think about one thing you like about being you. Could that be your genius? If not, what else could it be? We all deserve to know and believe in our strengths. What are yours? I challenge you to list your skills and values, your uniqueness, your experience and personality, what makes you different from your family members or your best friend, your interests, your talents or your passion. Choose one (or more) as your genius. Your very own. Knowing who we are and how we contribute to the world is a basis of good self-esteem.
Connecting with people, enthusiasm, energy, talking and acceptance of others are some of mine.
So, what are yours? It's worth thinking about. I'd love to hear from you.
About the author
Sue MacGillivray is a well-established, extensively experienced and highly regarded accredited Glasgow-based life and business coach. She is passionate about people and supporting them to be their best self. Along with her private practice, she is a corporate consultant and a regular media contributor. She also loves butterflies!
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