If what works for somebody else is working against you, it doesn’t matter how hard you try to duplicate somebody else’s success their way. It’s just not going to work for you. You need to focus on your strengths. Choose to work in a field that you know to be profitable, but work in it in a way that is productive for you, not necessarily the way that is productive for somebody else, regardless of how successful they are.
When you see others doing something that brings great success, you might want to follow what they do. If you also love doing what they are doing, then this is great for you. But what if you hate doing it? How well do you think it’s going to work for you? You might find some success with it if you keep working harder and harder, but it’s not going to make you happy. You’re not going to have a sense of satisfaction each time you complete such an activity. It will probably just leave you drained.
When you then start comparing your own limited success to the enormous success that’s been attained by somebody who loves doing it that way, it will only dishearten you and make you want to give up. So what do you do? Well then, find a way that’s more comfortable for you. Trying to approach it the way other people are approaching it will be hurting you, not making you better. In order to truly succeed, you have to do it in a way that works for you.
You have certain strengths and you should focus only on those strengths. Those strengths are always related to the growth of you business and how you create revenue for yourself. You can learn how to do something but in the end if it isn’t your cup of tea, there are many other skills you can take up to build your business. We all have different skillsets and so it is very important to focus on your strengths because your strengths are your unique gift of expressing value in this world.
If you work on your weaknesses long enough, all you’ll end up is having strong weaknesses. You weaknesses are not your unique gift of expressing value in this world. What truly defines a weakness? A weakness is something that you do not feel naturally drawn to doing and neither have the disposition nor enjoyment of doing it. If there is something that you just like doing even though you’re not doing it as well as you can yet, as long as you keep doing it, you will become very proficient at it.
Your strengths are the things that you feel naturally drawn to doing and find real enjoyment and satisfaction in doing them. Only by doing something that you have a natural passion for, will you have the drive and energy to keep doing it regardless of the results. Your desired way of doing things is the way you were designed to function. It is the way you were meant to express yourself to this world and achieve the success you desire. It is how you’re guided for the perfect fulfillment of your purpose.
Every person has certain unique capabilities. But they also share many other things with every body else. Your special gift is where you vary greatly from other people, but when it comes to everything else, your variance would be low. If you insist on doing everything in your business, you would end up with far less time to spend on your unique talents, and therefore would realize less from them. A person’s unique talents are what makes the person and the world wealthy.
Wealthy people look at themselves honestly and see what it is that they most enjoy and what it is that they are a whole lot better at than most other people. They may also be good at a whole lot of other things, maybe slightly better than most people. But what is important is what they are best at, not just good or even great, but best. It is also what they really enjoy and cannot stop doing. What matters is what they are far better at doing than anyone else and what they enjoy best.
Then they do only that thing and delegate, outsource or leave everything else. They do not worry that people will not do the rest as good as they would have. Delegate everything else in your business except for the one thing you are exceptionally good at and what you most enjoy, even if it is just dreaming up new ideas. Society functions best when everyone does what they are best at and most enjoy, and their strengths compliment each other’s weaknesses so we are most productive and happy.
The secret of success is doing a few basic things right most of the time, and repeating the process over and over again. Those few basic things are your strengths. Keep focusing on doing what you most prefer to do and enjoy doing. Everything else that does not help you to do what you do better is a distraction from success, and most distractions appear under the guise of opportunities and alternatives. Concentrate by ignoring all else and focusing on your core activities to achieve maximum success.
It doesn’t matter how successful others are with what they are doing. Your strengths are different, and you have to accept that and find a way to work with your strengths. When you do that, the improvement you make is remarkable. So learn from what others are finding success at, and try it their way at first in case it works for you. But if it doesn’t, don’t keep trying harder and harder at something that just doesn’t fit you or your personality. Either do it your way, or move on to something else.