I am taking a cue from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. He sets a yearly personal challenge. These challenges compel him to learn something new. One of his prior challenges was to learn Mandarin. Like Mark Zuckerberg, I am a learner who wants to continuously grow and expand my knowledge.
My personal challenge for 2019 is to learn American Sign Language(ASL).
This is a very personal challenge for me. One of my best friends is deaf. Being able to converse in ASL is an important part of our friendship. Although I cannot personally know what it means to be a deaf person in the hearing world, I see his frustration of not being included in everyday conversations with me and other hearing friends.
I took Meyers Briggs numerous times through my career. I am an ESTJ if you are curious. The identified personality strengths and weaknesses are spot on. In my final years of employment, I took the Clifton Strengths Assessment. It looks at 34 natural talents and how you can use them to maximize your potential.
I mention the above since one of my ESTJ strengths is to make time to take on something that is the right thing to do. The Clifton Strengths brought out