Hi, my name is Hannah, and I have Belief in my Top 5. For me, this means I have certain values which I hold very tightly and I try my best to align everything that I do in my life with these values.
Because of my Belief theme, I find I have a very strong sense of right and wrong. I try my best to evaluate my motives based on this. In grey areas, I think quite hard about what the right thing to do is and I try to do it even if my friends are doing something different. For instance, I avoid downloading albums and movies online because I don't believe it's right even if most of my friends do it.
At school, I become highly motivated when I find a way to link my work with my convictions. So for two classes in university, I chose to write my essay on controversial topics that I had a strong stand on. I found myself being driven to work hard on those papers because I believed in what I was writing, and at the end of the day, it paid off in my grades because I got A+ for both papers.
Outside of school, my Belief theme drives me to get involved in activities where I can contribute meaningfully to people's lives. I regularly volunteer as a tutor for underprivileged youth because I believe that I need to give back to the community. So when I find projects that align with my convictions, even if it takes up a lot of my time, I'm quite willing to help out because of my Belief theme.
So whether in studying or volunteering, I find myself using my Belief theme a lot as my engine. When I'm unmotivated to do a task, I will look for a way to link it to something I believe in. For instance, I sometimes remind myself that this task can help my family or the community, or I'll remind myself of my Christian values and principles. That moment when I figure out, "ah, this is what I believe in! This is the reason this task is worth doing." That's when my engine starts.
With my Belief theme, you can count on me to do the right thing and to do things right.
Presenting the StrengthsFinder 'Belief' Talent Theme by Hannah Lois Ng from Singapore, part of an exclusive video series brought to you by Strengths School™ Singapore.