Significance, to me, is holding attention on a platform and using it to make a difference. What I define as a platform is important to me. A platform is not just theatre stages or conference halls. To me, the platform is everywhere I go, whether it's going to dance practices or traveling around or talking to people.
Any action I make must have an impact. It almost comes naturally to me. I use my Significance talent to encourage people. Not just individuals: I desire to encourage the people and the team around me.
I remember being on the platforms and using my Significance talent to make an impact. The drama performances, the keynote speeches, being a host to conferences or camps in front of hundreds of people. This is where I feel I belong. The times that people are shuddering on stage I'm actually breathing rather calmly. The times that people are keeping their voices low I'm using mine passionately. Many people dread these moments, but for me, my Significance talent tells me that I can make a difference. It makes all the difference.
People often get really excited when they come to me. They say, "wow, you're really good on stage. You're a natural." And I get that. But when I see this impact that I make for myself on these people, that is the biggest reward.
It took a while for me to be comfortable with how I am wired. Growing up, people called me many things. They called me "weird," they called me "attention-seeking." They called me many things that were mostly negative. Those words were nowhere close to being called significant.
I now know that my Significance talent pushes me to change things and I want to use it to push the human race forward even if some people might think that I'm one of the crazy ones. Because I now believe that those who are crazy enough to change the world are the ones who do. With Significance, you can count on me to rise to the occasion and shine.
Presenting the StrengthsFinder 'Significance' Talent Theme by Kegan Seah from Singapore, part of an exclusive video series brought to you by Strengths School™ Singapore.