If you lack a skill, you'll lack ability. If you have a zero anywhere in your equation, no amount of strengths will make up for it.
For instance, in Business, you will need Sales/Marketing, Innovation, Operations, Finance and Management. If you have zero knowledge of any of these, that skill will hold you back.
Look at what the essential skills are in your field. Commit to getting at least competent in them.
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To go from zero to 80% (good enough) requires a different approach than that needed to get from 80% - 99% (world-class). The last 20% also requires a different level of commitment. For instance, Stephen King spent 6 - 8 hours daily for ten years before he succeeded as a commercial writer.
The gains disproportionately accrue to people at the top. Stephen King probably sells more books than the rest of his category combined.
Being good at many things probably means that you are at 80% of your potential in all of them. It is not enough to stand out.
Pick a very few things to tackle through the 10,000-hour rule and try and reach 99% of your potential in them.
Focusing on problem-solving implies that a candidate possesses secondary skills including critical thinking, strategic thinking, and leadership.
Demonstrate your problem-solving abilities by sharing the results of the problems you solved.
Ambitious professionals often spend much time thinking about strategies that will enable them to reach greater levels of success. But, despite their accomplishments, they still lack a true sense of professional fulfillment and are often deeply frustrated with their careers.
The question to ask is not how to reach the top, but rather to take a personal look at how you define success, and then finding your path to get there.
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