God has given at least one disruptive skill to all of us- an ability that sets us apart from others. You may have been honing yours for years, or you may be so innately at it that you don’t even notice it.
Given below are three ways to identify your unique skills:
- Watch your reflexes: you may instinctively do what you are good at without even noticing. Ask yourself: when I feel most successful or invigorated, What am I doing? It may be when you write your posts for wordpress.com.
- Look for Confluences: A distinct skill may not be one thing, but an unusual intersection of ordinary proficiencies.
- Listen to compliments: Peers, managers, direct reports, and even spouses are often good mirrors of your own inherent strengths.
Don’t habitually dismiss compliments, but mine them to discover your unique skills.