How do we identify our strengths?
I believe this is a balance between what we understand has worked by our actions and the feedback from qualified outsiders.
Some of the responses that our coaching staff has recently received from our players on their strengths and weaknesses are interesting. There can be a variety of reasons behind their answers but the most important thing is to begin the conversation and make them feel comfortable expressing these views.
Some people do things so well without realizing it. When something is done repeatedly with success it becomes normal to the person performing the task that they do not see it as a strength.
Discussions with people that we respect, trust and know are qualified in a specific area can help with the understanding of what we do well.
We must seek out these people in the areas of life that are important to us however always understanding that no one will know us better than ourselves.
I believe we have a responsibility to share a kind message to those who are repeatedly doing well in a specific area that we have knowledge in.
You won’t find me giving feedback on a ballet performance…
Yours in soccer,