"Those who follow the part of them that is great will become great. Those who follow the part that is small will become small." Meng Tzu Chinese Philosopher B.C. 371-288 Don't worry. I'm not going all 'grasshopper' on you. But Meng Tzu makes a point here. The thesis I've promoted in the past is that 'we get more of what we focus on.' Previously we've discussed how the focus of feedback and guidance we provide to others influences the direction of their actions. As such it is far better to guide people by focusing on what you want more of than criticize them about what you want less of. The same is true of ourselves. Focusing on what makes us feel small and weak, i.e. our weaknesses, might get us out of trouble but is unlikely to earn us success. Focusing on what makes us great and feel strong, i.e. our strengths, is a far better strategy 9 times out of 10. Meng Tzu figured this out 2300 years ago! Most of us are still playing catch up.