Critical skills that will pay dividends forever
Mahatma Ghandi in one of his ever so popular quotes said that “Live as if you would die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” The process of learning new ideas and skills is on-going, it never does truly end. Always negate the idea that you have made it and you have all you need to conquer the world. Below, we discuss some critical skills you need to have that keep you on track for a lifetime.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Emotional Intelligence affects how we manage human relations. Maintaining human relationships is a complex technique that only few have mastered. It is how we deal with personal decisions, anger, joy, anxiety, stress, you name it. Decades of research show EQ as a factor that separates the star performers from the rest of the pack.
Time Management: This is no surprise a lifetime skill. The challenge most people have is: the “Tyranny of the urgent”. What happens is that you focus on the little things that have to be done at the present moment but miss out on the bigger picture. When you have a lot on your plate and the pressure increases, you end up losing site of your priority list. You need to focus on the priorities you have set out for the day and you can slot I between space schedules for the smaller things. This will help you work efficiently.
“Saying No”: This might come as a shocker but you can actually say NO. The more difficult it is for you to say no, the more prone you will be to stress, fatigue and even anxiety. There will always be demands and new commitments from every corner. Panic might enable you concentrate on the new demands but if you learn to say no once in a while, you get the opportunity t honor your existing commitments. You might feel that this is difficult but it truly does help to prioritize what you can handle and your breaking point. You need to free up your mind so that you have the energy for other important things even those things in your personal life.
Take Initiative: There is always a desire to take action is always there but the challenge comes when people are either too scared or too lazy to actually do something. You have to be ready to take risks and push yourself to get things outside your comfort zone.
Always learn to improve yourself by taking time out to recognize your strengths and weaknesses then you can use these skills to build on what you have learnt about yourself. All the best!