Let’s pretend you’re aspiring to become the best in the world at what you do.
It might take time, but you’re on a mission and committed to achieving it.
Chances are, you’d have to pair back what you do and/or who you do it for.
The more specific you can be about what you focus on, the better your chances are that you’ll actually achieve best-in-the-world status.
The opposite is also true. The broader you focus, the more likely you are to run into competition.
Is there a possible scenario you can imagine where you become the best in the world at what you do?
If so, how narrow would you need to focus to make that conceivable?
If you’re struggling to find your place in the world, this thought experiment is a great place to start.
You don’t need to aspire to become world-class, but it doesn’t hurt to imagine it to see if it leads you somewhere meaningful.
And heck, while you’re at it, why not try?