Valuable skills

Menu IconA vertical stack of three evenly spaced horizontal lines. Many of life’s most important skills cannot be taught in a classroom. They’re acquired by living, observing others, and making valuable skills. The great thing about being surrounded by people who have experienced more than you is being able to pick their brains.

Articulating what you think and feel “It’s extremely important for a person to learn to put into words what he thinks. It creates an impression on the person you’re talking to. It gives you a chance to explore what others think about your ideas. Modeling is a process of going in and figuring out what the expert does. If you want to be successful in life, find someone who is great and attach to them at the hip.

As Pablo Picasso said: ‘Good artists copy. Self-discipline “With self-discipline and perseverance you can acquire any skill. We all make resolutions throughout the year. The only thing stopping us from completing all these resolutions is ourselves. An inner voice within us stops us from waking up early in the morning or meeting new people. If we have proper self discipline we can suppress this voice and live a life that is defined by our own rules. One of them knew what needed to be improved upon.

One of them decided to be honest about what it is they don’t know. They make other people feel good about themselves, are always present in the moment in your conversation, and have an uncanny ability to inspire trust. Accept that everyone in the world can’t behave the way you want them to. Accept that you can’t keep everyone happy. Accept that worrying won’t do any good.

Accept that your happiness lies in your hands. Being able to do something that 100 million other people can do, while potentially important, is likely not nearly as valuable as having a skill that is unique. It allows for understanding, which often paves the way to friendship, rapport, and a multitude of other fundamental dynamics that allow us to foster real and lasting relationships. The weak are broken by it, the strong survive it, and the great turn it into opportunities. What matters most is not what these obstacles are, but how we see them, how we react to them, and whether we keep our composure. Tony Robbins taught himself to speed read by reading one book a day. It is one of the few skills that can directly create other skills.