Strengths #2: Learner
This is the basic description of the person who has the Learner Strength:
"People who are especially talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them."
In many ways, I was glad to see this as one of my strengths. I know that even more so in recent years, I have desired to grow in my understanding and education. That is one main reason why I undertook the doctorate of ministries program that I graduated from last May. Some have asked if I am done with school and my wife has told me I am. But I will always be a learner. I long to learn something new each and every day. I think that keeps me from being stale in my life. I also think that is one reason why I love to read. Listen to this quote from the diagnosis that I received about this Learner strength:
"By nature, you relish reading about topics that fascinate you. People are not surprised to find you with your nose in a book--that is, reading all the time. When a subject intrigues you, you review a wide range of printed materials. You glean--that is, collect bits and pieces--as much information as you possibly can about your areas of greatest interest."Yep, that's me!
Strengths #3: Achiever
This is the basic description of the person who has the Achiever Strength:
"People who are especially talented in the Achiever theme have a great deal of stamina and work hard. They take great satisfaction from being busy and productive."I have told my children that they must work hard in life. There will be some things that do not come easy to them and they will have to work extra hard to achieve those things in life. There are some aspects in my life where I am not as gifted as others and I have had to work extra hard in those areas. We work hard and trust God for the results. This is part of the diagnosis I received about this strength:
"Numerous people probably count on you to tell them about information updates, due dates, meeting changes, or special assignments . . . By nature, you diligently apply yourself to organizing various schedules, projects, or action plans. The anticipation of an even probably delights you much more than the activity itself. This explains why you pay attention to minute--that is, very small--details. You likely derive a lot of satisfaction from being well-prepared. It's very likely that you persevere in your efforts because you believe diligence is rewarded. Reaching your goals spurs you to toil with even greater purpose."What do you think? Do those that know me best think these adequately describe me? I would love your feedback. Next Saturday I will post the last two strengths as identified by this test. Stay tuned!