The word cornucopia came to me this morning. Since it’s a word I can’t remember ever using before unless I was reading it – probably around Thanksgiving, I became interested in what relationship it might have to being a Strengths Hero for myself and others. So of course, I Googled a couple of thesaurus sites for the word Cornucopia and here’s what I found…
plethora, quantity, torrent, wealth, affluence, avalanche, capacity, copiousness, deluge, flood, fruitfulness, fund, heaps, loads, lots, mass, mine, mountains, oodles, opulence, peck, piles, gold mine, mother lode, treasure trove, wellspring, abundance, feast, plenitude, plenty, superabundance, and more.
Got the idea?
Natural talents and potential strengths are plentiful in YOU and in OTHERS. The only question is whether or not you have trained your mind to notice/discover them and then to grow and develop them. In a world of chaos, blame and focusing so much attention on problems, we can get trapped in the cycle of only seeing what’s not working, of pointing out endless weaknesses in others and ourselves. Where does that focus lead us as individuals, leaders, parents, friends or a community?
You can become a strengths hero – a person who believes in, looks for, helps cultivate, grow and direct the abundance of positive talents, strengths and potential in yourself and others… of love, ingenuity, determination, belief, gratitude, creativity, action taking, communication, connectedness, problem-solving, diplomacy, drive, analysis, adaptability, discipline, energy, focus, harmony, idea generation, inclusiveness, intellect, intuition, compassion, empathy, open-mindedness, passion, responsibility and so, so much more!
“Where focus goes, energy flows. ~Tony Robbins
Start with yourself, your family, your friends and your co-workers. Actively look for underlying talents and strengths.
Give this a try... when you see someone behaving in a way out that is out of alignment with your values, try for just a few minutes to see what their talents and strengths might be, even if you don’t approve of how they are using them.
Let’s all focus our energy more and more toward what’s right and good in ourselves and others! You’ll be amazed at the results!
Spread the word,