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The 31 Practices by Alan Williams, Dr. Alison Whybrow

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CHAPTER 17 STRENGTHS

“Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.”

Abdul Kalam1

A strength is a good or beneficial quality of a person. It implies power and intensity and also refers to the ability to withstand pressure.2 As people, we have fairly stable strengths – ways of behaving, thinking or feeling that can lead us to be on top of our game and achieve valuable goals, if we make good use of them.3 Seligman4 talks about strengths as our values in action. Our strengths may be underplayed or overplayed, but it is very likely that we have much more capacity and resource than ...

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