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.
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.
RECAP: The Skill of 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 Originally appeared on: Drivanjoseph.com Republished with permission Get instant access to Ivan’s Weekly Tips! Grab Ivan’s Free Self-Confidence Exercises Connect with Ivan on Instagram Facebook or Twitter.