Strengths usually are skills that you are either naturally good at or they are built upon the effort that you have applied over a long period of time. There are a lot of skills that people inherit and they don’t realise that they have them and this is where you need to practise insight.
Take a step back and think about where you participate the most, where you feel like you make the most difference and what gives you the most pleasure. Spend multiple days coming back to the subject and writing this down and rate how good and how much you enjoy them from one to ten.
Think about how other people might professionally describe you. You might be reliable; a quick learner and you might pick up languages quite easily. Think about tasks that you have performed repeatedly over the years and over time have become very proficient. Time brings experience and the more hours you put into something the better you are at it.
What qualities do those around you have and do you possess any of the qualities too? What might your family, friends and coworkers say about you and why? Is there any quality or strength that they are missing and that you would like exhibit more?
Get to know yourself much better and start to recognise when you are doing something well. If somebody is pleased with you as a friend or colleague, it is probably because you have done something good and that is probably linked to one of your strengths. It could be that you have been a reliable and supportive friend, helping a family member in a time of need, or it could be that you exhibit dependable qualities amongst your coworkers.
List out your desires and start to think about whether your situation and your strengths are going to take you towards those desires. If you are not in the right situation, is there anything that you can do to change your circumstances and put yourself onto a trajectory towards your aspirations for yourself. In life we all have some constraints and we have to compromise but do you have the balance just right for you?