Some people have one particular skill that they tap on for their success while some people have a whole range of plus points that work in their favor in their professional life and otherwise. It’s important to identify things that you are good at and concentrate on them and to know how to work them in your favor.
Especially with regards to your professional life, it’s important that you work in a profession you truly love. If you are not sure about what it is that you really want don’t be afraid to experiment. Look around. Spend time doing things that you haven’t done before. This will also enable you to discover your strengths, weaknesses and interests.
Before everything else, you need to identify what success means to you. Largely speaking there are two spheres in which people seek to be successful—personal (relating to friends and family) and professional (relating to your field of work). Some skills are however useful for both these spheres. Here are 6 skills to keep you on top!
It’s important how you react to and act upon emotions. It’s important to maintain your cool in all kinds of stress-ridden situations. People who maintain their calm are most likely to make logical decisions be in control.
Failures are a part of life. Learn to take them in your stride. It is ideal to learn from your mistakes. The key to success is that you should stop being afraid of failures. If you have a goal in your mind you have to be persistent. Don’t give up.
You have to be innovative and think out of the box. When faced with a problem retain your cool and think of all possible ways to tackle it.
Don’t be afraid of fear. You might be afraid of doing new things and taking new challenges or of pushing yourself to new limits. This would also limit your success. Use your fear constructively. The curiosity might have killed the cat but it is good for you.
Ask questions, when you are not sure about what is happening. It’s important for you to get a clear picture of the happenings before you can even identify the problem and then eventually tackle it.
If you want to be successful, you need to practice patience. You need to be willing to learn from people around you and keep an open mind.
Don’t be afraid to do new things and think beyond conventional framework.
© 2012, Dr. Towanna Freeman. All rights reserved.