Strength (Part II)

  • Strength (Part II)

When you are working within your strengths you are most likely experiencing “flow”. What is “flow”?

“Csíkszentmihályi describes his theory that people are happiest when they are in a state of flow— a state of concentration or complete absorption with the activity at hand and the situation. It is a state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter (Csíkszentmihályi, 1990)(Wikipedia).


The flow state is an optimal state of intrinsic motivation, where the person is fully immersed in what he is doing. This is a feeling everyone has at times, characterized by a feeling of great absorption, engagement, fulfillment, and skill—and during which temporal concerns (time, food, ego-self, etc.) are typically ignored” (Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1990). Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. New York: Harper and Row).

What about yourself? Do you know your strengths?

I myself did a few different personality – strength tests – actually since I was 28 until now.

But – what do you do if you know your strengths? Its not enough just to know what you are good at and just to name your strengths. It’s important that you develop them, that means to develop yourself – to full capacity.

And this takes a lot of time, intenteniol effort, and probably the support of others.

Strength= Talent x Knowledge x Investment (Training)

Strength (Part I)

  • What is a “strength”?

It`s a “capacity for feeling, thinking, and behaving in a way that allows optimal functioning in the pursuit of valued outcomes” (Lopes and Snyder, 2007).

This means, that strengths can include aspects of personality, character, talent, relational tendency, and academic skills.

But strengths are more than just capacities.

Marcus Buckingham (2007) describes strenths as: “those activities that make you feel strong.”

Your strengths show in which areas you are good at but they are even a stronger indication of what gives you energy and to what you will tend to put in extra effort.

Strength= Talent x Knowledge x Investment (Training)

What do passionate, purpose filled people have in common?

Passionate, purpose-filled people have two things in common:

  • They have taken the time to seek their passion by learning more about themselves.
  • They take action on what they’ve learned by creating small, manageable steps.

? Question for you:

1. Do you know yourself, your talents, your personality?

2. Do you take manageable action steps to reach your dream?

Hello world!



Do you have a dream? Do you think your dream can become reality?

With my blog: colour your dream I want to help you to colour the dream you have!

How can you reach your goals? How do you find your purpose? How do you make your dream come true? How do you discover your strengths?

I would like to help you identify, set and achieve your personal goals.

I want to bring out the best in you – your dreams, strengths, goals – your life purpose.

Tabea – colour your dream

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