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¬†Five Things I’m Grateful For:

  1. I have the funds and capabilities to find what I need and determine whether I want to pay someone else to finish it.
  2. There are specialized companies that make doing legal things, like setting up a DBA simple and fast.
  3. I have chosen a name for the new division of my business
  4. I have experience getting a website up and running, case in point.
  5. My potato curry actually turned out really good. The bean soup, not so much.
  6. I was able to play a little DND with Paul and test out my Summoner class a little more.
  • Productivity 86% 86%
  • Motivation 63% 63%
  • Exhuastion 57% 57%

Failed 3D Printed Piggy Banks

Creativity was my second strength from the test. See yesterday’s post for additional details or search “Integrity”. I was a little surprised, until I read their definition.

Creativity [Originality, ingenuity]: Creativity is the process of using oneZs originality to devise novel ways to positively contribute to one’s own life or the lives of others. Such originality can range from everyday ingenuity to groundbreaking work that becomes highly recognized. Creative people are able to apply their imaginations in new and surprising ways in order to solve the problems that they encounter. Traditional notions of creativity focus on artistic expression and scientific discovery, but this strength can be applied to any area of life in which obstacles can be addressed imaginatively.

This fits like a glove. In my values exercise, my second highest score was Pragmatism/Economy which I defined as “Performing an opportunity cost analysis to all areas of life.” Essentially trying to figure out what sucks and make it better. Make the best decisions possible with the knowledge available at the time.

I had grouped these values under the Pragmatism/Economy header:

  • Utility
  • Practicality
  • Comfort
  • Adaptability
  • Effectiveness
  • Efficiency
  • Ease
  • Usefulness
  • Resourcefulness
  • Logic
  • Expediency
  • Simplicity
  • Rationality
  • Balance
  • Sagacity
  • Soundness
  • Reason
  • Reasonableness
  • Realism
  • Impartiality

I’m finding the consistency between me manually going through the lists and defining my values compared to going through their strengths test, so many years apart, to be a really validating experience. Also, focusing on these strengths does seem key to really finding more happiness.