Having an emphasis in your life, a specific area where you focus your efforts. Have at least one area where you become an expert.

This is a tremendously powerful way to build confidence. Anybody can become an expert if they will focus their attention and efforts on one area.

Become an expert by focusing on something!

Whether it is in music or sports or some other skill, you need to specialize in something.

This method is particularly helpful for parents with smaller children. If you allow the child to specialize in a single skill or task, the child is able to focus their energy and succeed at that activity. The success breeds confidence and the desire for more success.

Specialization has a tremendous economic value as well.

The economic value of anything is based largely on whether the item is common or unusual.

Economic value is created through focus on the uncommon!

When I was in high school, everyone around me studying a foreign language would choose to study German, French, or Spanish. I decided to study Japanese.

Within two weeks I was the best Japanese speaker in my high school because I was the only one studying the language.

That ability increased my confidence.

I want you to think about one area where you can specialize and emphasize in order to bring out your unique talents.

Emphasize where you are unique. I was a good speaker, and I wanted to become a great, inspiring speaker. I also wanted to become an author. I didn’t want to be just any author, however. I wanted to be an amazing author. I decided that my goal would be to become the best-selling author of all time, and I was able to achieve that goal.

Confident people are confident because they specialize!

Author's Bio: 

Mark Victor Hansen, best known as the co-creator of the ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ empire (which is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the best-selling non-fiction book series ever), Mark is a walking success magnet! Between his books and speeches, Mark has helped countless millions of people become their very best. Visit Mark’s 101 E-Book Library at www.IdeasThatCanChangeYourLife.com.