SEARCH TIP: Get your “satisfactions”— insights about strengths from Dr. Clifton

11 Aug


As referenced in prior posts, Dr. Donald O. Clifton identified five indicators that can help you determine if you have strengths which you could promote and apply to a new job.

The second is satisfactions.

So you thought you might like a job or some part of a job (yearnings), and now you’re actually doing the job. The next thing you should look for is a sense of satisfaction.

You may still be new to the role and not feel as successful as you would like, but you can still get a sense that you will find satisfaction in the work.

When have you felt a sense of satisfaction in your work? Has it been a sustained or fleeting feeling? If the former, you may be onto something.

Although more predictive of talent than yearnings, there are still some tasks that we enjoy but ultimately we don’t become exceptional.

I know the Rolling Stones sang about not being able to get any satisfaction, but you can find it in your work.

Search for it.

The posts for the next couple weeks are inspired by a man who inspired me, Donald O. Clifton.

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