When it comes to finding a career that’s right for you and good for the world, you have to know your strengths. A key to the success of our Echoing Green Fellows, for example, is their ability to uncover and focus on what they rock at. (They often fill in the holes in their expertise by supplementing them with talented people on their team.) It’s a simple formula for impact. With that in mind, we want to know, what are you good at?
After sitting in thought for five minutes, I believe it can be concluded accurately that I’m not the best at positive self assessment. If you asked in what five areas do I need the most improvement, I could write for an hour. As a final answer, I am going to have to say that I am best at working under pressure. I have always juggled a lot in life from within school obligation to work to family issues. Many moments have arisen in personal settings to academic that carried heavy responsibility or crucial deadlines. Somehow, I always manage to succeed in these times. The pieces of the puzzle are scattered everywhere but I can someone see the picture when stress is at its strongest. I wish I could say I remained calm and was able to aid others in moments of crises. Rather, pressure brings out my strengths to pull ends together by my own. I tend to be a leader and take charge in these moments. At the same time, I keep an open mind and am able to see the situation from outside my own perspective. I give constructive criticism well and also receive it well. I understand this strength to be someone vague and hope in time to narrow in on specifics.