There are so many opportunities to focus on what’s not working. Early on, we learn to problem-solve from the bottom. It can stifle our creativity and, in turn, minimize our options. When we know and remain aware of our strengths, it gives us positive fuel to optimize our solutions, bring multiple assets to the table to identify, define, create action and fulfill the best, utilizing everyone’s skills and insight. One good resource is the Values In Action/VIA Character Strengths. Our top ten strengths help us call on what we naturally use every day, strengthening these important characteristics and increasing our life satisfaction and wellbeing. Check it out.