People exceptionally talented in the Achiever theme work hard and possess a great deal of stamina. They take immense satisfaction in being busy and productive.
Adjectives that describe you include: ambitious, energetic, goal-oriented, hardworking, motivated, and self-disciplined.
Your Achiever theme helps explain your drive. Achiever describes a constant need for achievement. You feel as if every day starts at zero. By the end of the day you must achieve something tangible in order to feel good about yourself. And by “every day” you mean every single day—workdays, weekends, vacations. No matter how much you may feel you deserve a day of rest, if the day passes without some form of achievement, no matter how small, you will feel dissatisfied. You have an internal fire burning inside you. It pushes you to do more, to achieve more. After each accomplishment is reached, the fire dwindles for a moment, but very soon it rekindles itself, forcing you toward the next accomplishment. Your relentless need for achievement might not be logical. It might not even be focused. But it will always be with you. As an Achiever you must learn to live with this whisper of discontent. It does have its benefits. It brings you the energy you need to work long hours without burning out. It is the jolt you can always count on to get you started on new tasks, new challenges. It is the power supply that causes you to set the pace and define the levels of productivity for your work group. It is the theme that keeps you moving. ***
Your Strengths Report
Seassosn 1 : Name Your Strengths
What are your strengths? The goal is to help you understand and love each of your top strengths. Start a lifelong journey of strengths discovery and development. Each Strengths Theme brings its own unique qualities in how it is revealed in real life experiences.
Season 2: Claim Your Strengths
How are your strengths uniquely yours? The goal is to help you own and claim the uniqueness of your Strengths. This is revealed in the theme dynamics and how your strengths interact and intersect. As you invest in this understanding you appreciate and communicate your Strengths to others.
Season 3: Lead With Your Strengths
You are a leader. Strengths-Based Leadership hinges on being true to yourself. Through interviews with successful leaders, you will tap into the many unique ways of being successful. There isn’t a set profile of a successful leader, but the way that the Themes are constructed help influence the work that you do as a leader.
Season 4: Aim Your Strengths
How do you succeed in using your Strengths? It is not enough that you can name or even own your Strengths. The focus is on performance and how you use your Strengths in real life situations. With suggestions and actions, you can focus and aim your Strengths for the highest impact and growth.
On the Shadow Side
God created Strengths. The devil can tempt you by the overuse or over-reliance on your strength. This is the shadow side of strengths. With this you may face some risks or temptations. Examples:
- The need to achieve means you look to your own accomplishments instead of the gospel to feel good about yourself.
- You can’t rest and don’t do Sabbath very well.
- Your constant discontent keeps you from celebrating the wins.
- You’re always moving, but not necessarily in the right direction.
- You accomplish things that don’t really matter.
- The fire that burns inside of you occasionally burns you and others.
With his Mastery blogs Albert Winseman, D.Min seeks to help you understand your strengths by using comparisons, contrast, similarities and differences between different strengths themes.
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