4 Ways to Figure Out What You’re Good At

Its not always easy to finding something that you are good at in life

In this post, I will pose some helpful questions you can ask yourself that will assist in finding out just that.

People Working in Flower Shop
People Working in Flower Shop

 

What skills have helped you thrive?

Think about situations that have challenged you. Is there something common throughout? It’s likely something you are good at doing!

Technology Enabled
Technology Enabled

 

What makes you feel strong?

“Take note of the times when you feel invigorated, inquisitive, and successful. These moments are clues to what your strengths are.” Marcus Buckingham

Three happy boys are making robots in the School of Robotics
Three happy boys are making robots in the School of Robotics

 

What made you stand out as a child?

Is there something that made you peculiar, or unique when you were young? Could it actually be your superpower?

Hobbies
Hobbies

 

What compliments do you tend to ignore?

“In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Carpenter holds stack of wooden beams, carpentry
Carpenter holds stack of wooden beams, carpentry

 
Hopefully, you’ve now got some ideas now about what you are good at! Try to ask yourself these questions throughout your day as you start to hone in on what you are good at. Then, if you can, try to find work in a similar area so that you can work by doing what you are good at and enjoy! 

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Kelsey Salman

Solution Architect

A photographer and drummer based in Dallas, he can often be found at dog parks and Major League Soccer stadiums around the United States. He is also an avid aquarist and the happiest guy around when the company’s good.