Tactics for Success, No. 17: Strengthen your weaknesses
In her book, The Immigrant’s Way, available in the downloadable Kindle format, or paperback, Margaret W. Wong describes twenty-two tactics the foreign born person can use to ensure her stay in the USA is as long as she wants it to be. We will present for you one of her strategies every week in this space.
17. Develop your core skills. Strengthen your weaknesses.
Life is more than just making money and sending it home to pay for a new house for our families back in our birth countries. They want us to do better, also, and be the best that we can be. It takes at least two to three years to be good at anything: being a carpenter, a professor, a grounds maintenance person, cook, lawyer, etc. The sun shines everyday, and we go to work everyday. We’re often willing to work six, or even seven days a week. If you want to succeed, if you want to be at the front of the pack instead of the back, you just have to work harder than others.