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Finding your dependable strengths is a very powerful process. The first step you have to take is to identify your life’s good experiences, because your dependable strengths will emerge though these. experiences.
So how do you define a good experience? Ask yourself what you have done well, what have you enjoyed doing and what were you proud of. These are the essential ingredients in a good experience. You did it well, you enjoyed it, and you were proud of it. Go back to your childhood and think of a good experience you had before the age of 10. It is surprising how our talents and strengths start appearing at an early age and they carry through with us the rest of our lives.
For example, I remember being in a school play when I was about eight years old. It was Cinderella and I was the prince’s mother. Okay, here I was on stage and all dressed up and I had to get out in front of an audience. I still remember my lines. It was my first experience of being on stage, and I said, “I love this.”