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No Struggle, No Progress

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Where there is no struggle, there is no growth, no progress, no expansion, no increase, no strengths. The problem is we see struggle as something to avoid in life. That is not possible. We have to go through it if we are to move to the next level.

Struggle reveals to you your hidden strengths. It shows you what you have inside you. It shows you what you are capable of. It shows you your strengths and weaknesses. If you don’t like to struggle, you don’t like to live, because life is full of struggles. Struggles are the things we have to do to reach our goals, our destination, our dreams. Struggle is the price we have to pay if we are to succeed in life. Where there is no struggle, there is certainly no growth.

We respect something when we struggle to get it. If you are struggling to achieve your dream, keep doing it. You are on the right lane. You are not alone. We are all struggling to get things done. Never give up. You are almost there. Just take one more step, and you will reach your destination.

Just remember, struggling is not forever. It is a process you have to go through to achieve your dreams. It is a process. It takes time. You can do it. Keep doing it!

How To Be The Best At What You Do

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No one wants to be second, but everyone wants to be first. We want to be the best. Yes, it is possible to be the best at what you do. But it takes lots of work, dedication, focus, determination, frustration, and hard work.

You can be the best at what you do if you focus on what you are doing, if you focus on the most important thing- the job at hand. Joseph A. Maciariello, author of A Year with Peter Drucker, said, “Focus on your core competencies; focus on your strengths; don’t major in the minors. If you want your life to count, if you want your organization to count, the secret is to focus. Do a few things well.”

It is important to focus on your core competencies because they will show people what you can do. They will show people what you are made of. They will show people what you said in your job interview that you are good at. Your core competencies are your strengths. Sell them well. Use them well. Your core competencies are your strengths, and your strengths are what will get you to the finish line, not your weaknesses.

You can also be the best by concentrating on a few important activities that will make a big difference in your life, and in your organization. Peter Drucker, the great management scholar and researcher, said, “Concentrate on the smallest number of activities that will focus on the greatest productivity.” If you want to achieve great results, focus on doing the right things. If you focus on doing so many things at the same time, you will not do well. But if you focus all your energy on the thing you are doing, without dividing your attention, you will do very well.

If you want to be the best, focus on your core competencies, and concentrate on doing one thing at a time.