Last week, we took a quick walk down memory lane, and I gave you a couple of reasons why I think you’re pretty amazing!
That said, the reasons were pretty generic. We all bring skills and talents to the table, and I wanted to take a minute to celebrate your unique strengths.
Why Does it Matter?
One of the first steps in cultivating confidence is to remember where we came from. We’ve all tackled problems in the past. Acknowledging those successes allows us to feel more confident when we come across similar problems.
We can also leverage our strengths when tackling new problems. If you’re incredibly artistic and I’m tech savvy, then we might tackle the same problem in a different way. For example, if we want to communicate a message to the teachers at school, you might make a bulletin board display, and I might build a website.
Take Your Own Inventory
Take a minute to answer these questions:
What do you look forward to?
What makes the time fly?
When/where do you feel most alive?
Where do you see the best results?
You can focus on work and/or life in general. Whatever makes the most sense given your situation!
Reach out to Friends and Colleagues
Once you take an inventory, I challenge you to reach out to a few of your friends and/or colleagues. What do they think you’re good at?
Have an SLP meeting coming up? If you have a small enough group, you can take a few minutes to jot down one perceived strength for each SLP in the room and then share them with your colleagues. Everyone will end up with a handful of notes, and it could lead to a really interesting conversation!
Do your answers match up with what other SLPs said about you? Did you learn anything new? Let us know in the comments below!