I must confess…my biggest strength

I really love this week’s prompt – thanks to Sanch from Living My Imperfect Life for suggesting it. I have to say I do like the more positive confessions, the ones where we take the time to look at the good within, instead of concentrating on the negatives of our lives.

It’s funny, they are the ones that are not commonly thought of when you think about the concept of confessing, are they? I guess most of us are conditioned to associating a confession with an admission of guilt or a revelation of some action that should not have occurred.

But I see a confession as a declaration of truth. And the truth is what it is.

Good or bad.

We all have strengths and weaknesses. These are what make us human. It’s also human to concentrate on our weaknesses rather than on our strengths. For instance I bet you could list 5 weaknesses to every 1 strength…

Go on, try it.

For me, it was a challenge to list my strengths, let alone select one as my biggest strength.

In the end, after a few hours of musing, I came up with the following list of my strengths:

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My biggest strengths

  • Positivity – I am an optimist and always try to see the bright side, even when it’s nearly impossible to see a bright side at all. In fact I’ve been referred to as Pollyanna in the past for this very reason…
  • Resilience – I tend to bounce back from disappointment like a weed forever appearing between pavers or a cockcroach that still won’t die even following a nuclear holocaust. Like a bad smell I just keeping fighting back!
  • Kindness – I can’t help but be kind to everyone. I was brought up to respect others, be considerate and to put the needs of others before my own. On the flip side this can also be a weakness but I choose to see it as a strength. I’d rather be too kind and considered a walkover than be seen as mean or hard-hearted.
  • Generosity – I love sharing my knowledge and my skills with others. I get a buzz out of helping people and I’m working towards helping people for a living, both here on the blog and also with my new business, Double Scoop.

But which one do I consider to be my biggest strength? Well, check out my video below to find out for yourself..

So that’s my biggest strength – what’s yours?

And, like me, do you enjoy the more “positive” confession prompts too?

Make your confession and join in with the fun and the real community we are building here at #imustconfess!

And don’t forget to join in with our #imustconfess community over on facebook. It’s where the confessing continues beyond the linkup. And the best part? You don’t even need to blog or be a blogger to take part!

Join the community!

To help you along with the confessing, here are the future prompts so you have no excuse not to take part each week!

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The Rules…

I Must Confess

– I Must Confess is a link up that runs every Monday and remains live for the whole week.

– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.

– Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.

– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!

– We’re always open to suggestions for the weekly prompt


Next weeks’ #imustconfess prompt is “guilty TV pleasures” 

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29 Responses

  1. Great post and prompt. I’m still in negative mode this week on the blog, I’m hoping that changes soon.

    The video on my laptop is playing up, so I will pop back later to watch and catch up with other linkers.

    • Kirsty says:

      I’m going to send some of my positivity your way. Although I can totally understand how you are feeling at the moment x

  2. I agree with your biggest strengths list and concur with the blog’s one. Knowing you for as long as I have via the blogging world I can see each of those strengths in you. Congratulations! Thanks for the prompt which I was able to wend into the celebration of our 45th Wedding Anniversary. Denyse x

  3. vlog – was autocorrect to blog. 🙂

  4. You have had a lot on your plate in the past few years and its great that you keep your chin up and keep going. Love it Kirsty.

  5. I agree, you are resilient and I think it’s one of the best strengths to have x I like to think it’s mine as well, Kirsty.

    • Kirsty says:

      I agree that it’s a great strength to have. It’s one I’m trying to instill in my kids, unsuccessfully at the moment, but I’m trying!

  6. I’m feeling positive at the moment which is a nice feeling ,and I agree that resilience is a great strength to have.x

  7. Resiliency is a great strength to have and schools spend so much time coming up with programs to try and teach it . Great vlog x
    Jules | Toddlers plus teens recently posted..Owning the skills you have

    • Kirsty says:

      You’re right Jules. One of the last things I was doing in my workplace before I left was helping in the roll-out of a resilience program. It’s something that a lot of us still need to work on, even as adults, but it’s such a vital skill to have.

  8. Tory says:

    Great post! This prompt was really tough. . Keep em coming!

  9. jess says:

    Fantastic strengths, and good on you for owning it! People are often so wary of stating their strengths for fear of being seen as cocky, but it really is so important to acknowledge.xx

    • Kirsty says:

      That’s why I try to balance out the confession prompts so I give people the chance to reveal the good as well as the not so good!

  10. Ness says:

    Damn straight you’re resilient, Kirsty I’d like to think I am too, although it may not seem like it. My version of resilience doesn’t involve being constantly positive, but rather that I always pick myself back up again after feeling like shit or going through rough times.

  11. It IS a lot harder to identify positive things about ourselves, rather than the not so great! Like you I think my positivity and resilience are two of my strengths. I would probably add determination, cheeriness and caring to that. As to which one is my greatest … I really couldn’t say. So I will just say, my biggest strength is in just being ME!

  12. Resilience is such a great strength to have. Good on you for learning how to bounce back. It’s interesting because I’m realising how so many kids these days are not resilient. I’m in the process of running programs to build resilience. It’s one of the best life skills anyone can have.

    And thanks for the shout out…I had a similar feeling too about how easy it is to list weaknesses but not so much our strengths.
    Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life recently posted..My biggest strength #MondayMusings

    • Kirsty says:

      Resilience is such a vital skill that everyone should try to develop. We are working on developing resilience in our kids and it’s working to a point. My son was talking to me the other day and talked about using his “resilient thinking” to get past something that was bothering him. That made me smile, to know that he may indeed be taking something from what we are trying to share. I’d love to know more about your program to build resilience skills. I amy email you about that in the coming week. And thanks for the prompt idea – it’s certainly got some discussion going today!

  13. Tegan says:

    You have a really nice voice to listen to. I’m glad that you have decided to do vlogs this year! I like the prompts that make me think outside the square a little. I love getting to know everyone too!
    Tegan recently posted..It’s all in the mind

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Tegan! I personally dislike my voice – all I can hear is the nasal quality to it. See, it’s so easy to look at the negatives and not the positives in ourselves… I’m so pleased you are enjoying the prompts – I am hoping everyone will get something about each one, even if they choose to go off topic and link up something else.

  14. Zita says:

    Great strengths Kirsty and having followed your blog for a while and meeting you (briefly) in person I would have to say I agree with your strengths! I am with you on the kindness thing!
    It was pointed out to me in my job interview (for my dream job that I didn’t get) that my strengths are also a weakness as being kind, considerate and compassionate can work against you when it comes to making tough decisions.

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