Well-Being is comprised of five interrelated & interdependent elements
Tom Rath states, “The single biggest threat to our own wellbeing tends to be ourselves.”
Well-being can be defined as a good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity.
The World Health Organization defines wellbeing as a state of mind in which an individual is able to realize his or her own abilities, cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. The WHO states that there are five factors that contribute to wellbeing: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual.
Gallup-Healthways believe that well-being is comprised of five elements – and all five are interrelated and interdependent. Well-being is the combination of our love for what we do each day (Purpose), the quality of our relationships (Social) , the security of our finances (Financial), the vibrancy of our physical health (Physical), and the pride we take in what we contribute to our communities Community).
Understanding these elements provides insights into building resiliency and well-being. At American Strengths Center we help our clients build well-being accelerating them towards their best possible future.
At American Strengths Center we believe higher well-being and engagement are driven by each person’s ability to lead with strengths and do what he or she does best. Globally, higher well-being has been associated with outcomes indicative of stability and resilience.
We leverage Gallup’s Five Essential Elements of Wellbeing as well as the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index and the 2016 Well-Being Rankings as we help our clients build well-being and holistic resiliency.
American Strengths Center has also developed number of tools that focus on well-being. We are excited about the launch of Resiliency & Well-Being Institute – Holistic Models & Practices.
Clarity About Your Soul
Strengths and the Human Spirit
The greatest temptation a person will face is the temptation to live someone else’s life. Getting clarity about the unique nature of my soul can help me find my best way to fulfill my God-given roles and to meet my leadership goals.
Something within our spirit resonates with the discovery of our uniqueness – that we are truly “fearfully and wonderfully made!” It “feels right,” as though from the depths of our being we can finally shout, “This is who I was created to be!” This liberating experience allows us to develop and move toward living our life with the God-given ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving. It also gives us permission to accept ourselves as God originally created us to be.
Like everyone, we are at our best when we do what God created us to do. Our talents are an important key. Our Creator placed our talents into us, and we must draw them out and allow them to develop into strengths. This process combined with a proper understanding of the human spirit helps move us towards mastery in areas of Self-Awareness, Sense of Agency, Social Awareness, Self-Regulation, & Self-Motivation.