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Sure, I occasionally need to focus on my weaknesses and make a plan to compensate for them (like hiring people who can complement my skills), but figuring out my leadership style began with focusing on what I had and not on what I didn’t have. That’s how you should develop your skill of focus and it will boost your self-confidence.

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3 Steps To Improve Focus

Focusing on my strengths allowed me to excel.

I started to amplify the skills I had that were not widely available in the organizations I worked in. It made all the difference.

I stopped looking for approval from others whose view of leadership, while valid and right for them, didn’t apply to me.

As I lived by my own definition of success, my confidence grew and I was released from self-doubt, self-criticism, and feelings that I would never be good enough.

Related: How You Can Have A Successful Life By Getting Rid Of Your ‘Yeah Buts’

RECAP: How To improve Focus

Focus Builder #1: Focus on What You Want

Develop your ability to ignore distractions and they will fall away if you focus on your goal.

Focus Builder #2: Practice What Matters

Practicing only takes you to the next level if you know exactly what you are trying to improve.

Focus Builder #3: Choose Your Own Definition of Success 

There are many versions of excellence—don’t let other people define success for you.

Are you ready to develop the skill of focus?

Written by: Dr Ivan Joseph
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Dr. Ivan Joseph

Dr. Ivan Joseph inspires people and teams to achieve more than they dreamed. Ivan is proof that when we help others succeed, we succeed too. His TEDx Talk has over 20 million views and was named by Forbes as One of The Top 10 TED Talks About The Meaning of Life. He is the author of the best-selling book You Got This: Mastering the Skill of Self-Confidence. Ivan has a BA in Physical Education and Health, an MS in Higher Education Administration, and a Ph.D. in Sports Psychology. Ivan offers Executive Coaching and e-Courses for High Achievers with the Mindset for Greatness.View Author posts