THE BEST ME

module 1:

Who am i (really)?

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.

Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.

― Lao Tzu

who are you (really)?

This might sound strange, especially as you've known yourself your whole life, but... there's a lot more to that awesome dude who looks back at you in the mirror each morning than you might think.
A WHOLE LOT more!
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the same... but different

109 billion human beings to have ever lived, all made of the same stuff: atoms, molecules, cells, skin and bones, but have you ever wondered: 

what makes you different to everyone else?

your unique identity

You might be made of the same physical 'stuff' as everyone else, but what makes you different is your IDENTITY: your sense of who you are as a person.
Your identity is made up of many different factors, and it's this unique blend that helps to make you, YOU.

your identity

=

your STRENGTHS

your BELIEFS

your THOUGHTS

your PASSIONS

your SKILLS

your EXPERIENCES

the BEST you

The aim of this program is to help you to be the BEST you.
To do this you will be developing all aspects of your identity.  
The foundation for this work is the most important part of who you are, the bit that influences everything else.

your character strengths

Over many years of research, scientists have discovered 24 characteristics that ALL human beings share.
These are called CHARACTER STRENGTHS.
These 24 strengths are UNIVERSAL, which means that we all have them- regardless of our age, where we live, where we were born, or even our gender.
These 24 character strengths are the building blocks of who you are as a person. 
And your blend of these strengths is as unique as your fingerprint.

one thing to remember

It's not just about who you are, it's about how you use these character strengths to show up in the world.
And, through a deeper understanding of who you are, and by learning to use and harness the power of your character strengths, you can become the BEST version of yourself.
Which is exactly the purpose of this program.
Pretty cool, huh?

so...

Let's find out what your unique blend of strengths is.
You do this by taking the VIA character strength survey, which is a bit like 'googling' yourself!
The survey is FREE, your parent/ caregiver just has to register first. 
Be sure to DOWNLOAD your results, you'll want to keep a record of them, and you will need them for the next module.

before you take the survey

ACTIVITY 
For a bit of fun, why not try and predict your top 3 strengths and your lowest strength from the list of 24 below?  
Type them in the space below so you can compare your prediction to your survey results.
(press finish to save your answers for when you come back)  
When you are ready click the button below to be taken to the VIA website. 
When you have finished the survey, come back to this module.

next

Finished the survey?
Got your results?
How did you do with your predictions?
Before you move on just take a moment now, to think and answer the question below, you can answer in your head, write it down, or say it out loud:
What was the most useful thing you learned from this module?
Awesome!
Now, if you are ready, let's find out what the results mean shall we?