A few months back I might have felt that way. Although, seeing as I was wandering in the graveyard of despair at the time I simply wouldn’t have been able to come up with anything I excel at. Most of us spend far too much time dwelling on the aspects of ourselves that could use a tune-up. Therefore it’s time to turn the magnifying glass toward the things you rock at. All you have to do is write them down. Or, make a voice memo. Or, just think about them while you sit on the throne. Heck, send them to me and I’ll read them.
To inspire you and myself I’ve compiled a list of things (I think) I’m good at. Most of the items on this list have been given an unsolicited thumbs up by someone I know at some point in my history. Keep in mind I’m not the best in the world at any of these things but I feel I’m better than average. No judging or laughing now:
- Writing (remember we’re talking better than average here)
- Building things, making things & wielding power tools successfully
- Putting together IKEA furniture (I hate doing it however so no, I won’t help you put your Billy bookshelf together)
- Designing things – clothes, rooms, print, web, etc.
- Itty bitty detail work
- Animal training
- Diplomacy & dealing with people (again something I don’t actually like doing)
- Reading (I can read damn fast)
- Remembering obscure and nearly useless details about people
- Choosing colours (one of my favourite things to do in the whole world. Is there a way I can get paid an absurd sum of money to do this full-time?)
- Keeping my word
And now, it’s your turn! As you go about your week, notice all the things that come easily to you and give yourself a little pat on the back. Write them all down and keep the list somewhere safe to refer to when you’re feeling like a loser.