You can increase
your efficiency and your effectiveness by becoming better and
better at your key tasks. One of the most powerful of all time
management techniques is for you to get better at the most
important things you do. Your core competencies, your key skill
areas, the places where you are absolutely excellent at what you
do, are the key determinants of your productivity, your standard of
living, and the level of achievement you reach in your field.
The market pays
excellent rewards only for excellent work. You are therefore
successful to the degree to which you do more things better than
the average person. Your great responsibility in life is to
determine what things you can and should do very well and then
develop a plan to become very, very good in those vital
Here is the key
question: What one skill, if you developed and did it in an
excellent fashion, would have the greatest positive impact on your
business - your career? Your weakest important skill sets the
height at which you can use all your other skills. Be honest with
yourself. What is your limiting skill? What is the one skill that
determines the speed at which you complete your major tasks and
achieve your goals? What is the one skill, the lack of which may
be holding you back?
Principle, the 80/20 Rule, applies to those skills that are
limiting to your success. Eighty percent of the reasons you are not
moving ahead as fast as you want is explained by the 20 percent of
skills and abilities that you lack. This rule also says that 80
percent of your limits in life are contained within yourself.
Eighty percent of the reasons you are not achieving your goals
as quickly as you want is because of the lack of a particular
skill, ability, or quality within yourself.
Look Within Yourself
always looks for the reasons for his or her problems in the outer
world. The high achiever looks within. The high-achieving
person always asks, what is it in me that is holding me back?
Successful people look into themselves for the answers to their
questions and for the solutions to their problems. Unsuccessful
people always look outside. Who do you think finds the solutions
Ask Others to Evaluate
Ask people around
you to evaluate you in your critical skill areas on a scale of one
to ten. The more accurate you can be about this exercise, the
easier it will be for you to focus on the one or two skill areas
that help you the most.
one skill, the most important skill, the one that, if you developed
and did it in an excellent fashion, would have the greatest
positive impact on your business - on your career. Whatever it
is, set a goal, make a plan, and go to work to become excellent in
that area. You will be absolutely amazed at the difference it will
make in your business - in your career.
excerpted from Brian Tracy's "Goals"
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