Do you want to be the best in the world at your core competency? What is your core competency? Are you unsure?
James C. Collins, the author of Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don’t, explains:
“Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.”
Some strategies can help you find what you can be great at, here is what has helped me:
- Investigate your curiosities. Yes, that means take every curiosity you have ever had and explore them with an eye towards liberally killing them.
- Interrogate your passions. Once you have liberally killed many of your curiosities, what you have left must be interrogated with a bias towards a purpose.
- Your purpose.” You have filtered out what you do not love. Now find a world problem and see if your passion helps solves that problem. If it does, you have found a purpose.
Unfortunately, the purpose may not be what you will great at; it might only be another experiment on the journey of finding your greatness.