I love talking with older people about work ethic.Â During this conversation, I inevitably have to hear about how the work ethic of todayâ€™s generation sucks.Â What todayâ€™s generation needs to understand is that walking uphill in the snow is for people who donâ€™t want to get anywhere.
Unique Ability is a short and impactful read.Â In this book, they talk about how you should focus on only those activities where you are exceptional.Â Are you focusing on things that you are exceptional at in your line of work?
Notice how I didnâ€™t say â€œvery good atâ€ or â€œgreat atâ€?Â The areas that I am talking about are the areas that you are exceptional.
How do you know if you are doing something you are exceptional at?
Itâ€™s like breathing. The irony about doing something that we are exceptional at is that itâ€™s typically the areas that are easiest for us to do.Â They are so easy for us and come so naturally that itâ€™s like breathing.Â We donâ€™t even have to think about it. Â The danger is that sometimes we donâ€™t value these activities because of the ease at which we can do them.
People are drawn to it.Â When you are exceptional in an area, people gravitate towards it.Â Pay attention to the things about you that people marvel at.Â Do you get the same types of compliments over and over again?Â Thereâ€™s something to that, so be on the lookout for it.
Thereâ€™s a lot to be said for character-building activities, just not when you are an adult.Â Letâ€™s keep walking uphill in the snow, doing long division by hand, and dying from the flu where it belongs–in the past.
For today, take a look at your business or platform and ask yourself how much impact you could make by focusing on those activities that you are exceptional at.Â How much easier would building your business be?Â What would the difference be in your life and in the lives of those that you touched?
Wouldnâ€™t you rather sled down a hill than walk up it?
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