Real But Overlooked Skills Every Functioning Adult Should Master
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“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”
There are four overlooked but fundamental skills that can help you thrive in life.
These skills can be acquired with experience and time and can help you achieve success.
It is advantageous to master both intuition and rational thought processes. When your choices regularly lead to negative outcomes, you may be unconsciously making decisions from the wrong place.
We are addicted to distraction. Distractions are by-products of a problem. It might seem like something outside of you is pulling you away from your goal. In reality, the distraction is on the inside.
Self-control is also inside you. It's the ability to refrain from momentarily rewarding tasks, so you can focus on what really matters. It is up to you to find ways to master your ability to stay focused.
“Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.”
Communication is a skill that takes practice and requires you to invest in understanding others as well as yourself.
Misunderstanding happens when someone doesn't understand you, or you don't pay enough attention to understand them. Better interaction will improve our connection with others.
Wisdom is investing for your future, making time for the people you care about, making every life experience a learning one.
Wisdom is applying knowledge to your life in a way that adds meaning to others and yourself. It's putting things in perspective before drawing conclusions. Wisdom requires you to managee your emotions in challenging situations.
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
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