Become Good At this One Skill To Boost Your Performance

To a great extent, your results depend on your ability to perform. Increasing your performance leads you to produce more of your desired outcomes. There are many things you can do to boost your performance (I covered some of these in this post a few days ago).

However, if you hope to boost your performance, you must become at this one skill I’m about to share.

Hear this. You’re not good at everything, and you don’t need to be. I’m sure this doesn’t come as a surprise to you. You must accept this; certain activities, you have to leave alone; you’re terrible at them. And even with a Herculean effort, you would be average at best. You can’t become a high-performer at everything. Yearning to excel in a particular activities doesn’t mean it fits you.

If you want to raise your performance, you must become good at focusing your time and energy on activities that leverage your strengths; and as much as you can, you must stay away from other activities. Learning to put your efforts in your areas of strengths is vital to your performance. Like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole, any minute you spend trying to perform activities in your areas of weakness is time wasted.

I understand that sometimes, out of necessity, you don’t have a choice but to invest some time and energy in activities you’re neither good at nor enjoy. However, you must develop the skill of avoiding those activities, so that you would have more to give to activities that cause your strengths to shine.

Of course, this presupposes that you are self-aware and know your areas of strengths. If your strengths aren’t yet clear to you, experimenting with various activities has its merits.

Whether you’re part of a team or work alone, you win when you focus on tasks and activities that leverage the best of who you are. That’s a skill you can (and must) develop. And you improve this skill by increasing your self-awareness and becoming ruthless in eliminating activities that don’t allow you to maximize your strengths.

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Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.