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7 Skills That Will Help Reach Your Full Potential

Mindfulness

Being a calm mindful person means being in control of your thoughts and emotions.

A way of becoming more mindful is being present - staying in the present moment means never being lost in thoughts. 

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7 Skills That Will Help Reach Your Full Potential

7 Skills That Will Help Reach Your Full Potential

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Self-awareness and introspection

Self-awareness = awareness of your thoughts. And when you’re self-aware, you automatically learn more about who you are—which is called self-knowledge. But it all starts with being aware. No awareness = No knowledge.

Leadership and independence

The best way to help others is to teach them to rely on themselves. There’s no better way to lead than setting a good example of how to be independent. 

Better writing->better thinking

And better thinking leads to better communication. When you become a better writer, you can easily express yourself and start making connections. That will improve your career in ways you never imagine.

Productivity

Work is the only way to achieve things. Thinking about achieving your goals will not do anything real for you. So make good use of your time. Know how to get the most results in the least amount of time. That’s the ultimate aim of productivity skills.

Mindfulness

Being a calm mindful person means being in control of your thoughts and emotions.

A way of becoming more mindful is being present - staying in the present moment means never being lost in thoughts. 

Perseverance

Never quit striving for betterment.

Some days you may feel like giving up because you don't see any results in your life. But keep persevering. Get better at what you so do and you'll gain even more confidence.

Excellence

No matter what you do, do it the best way you can—or not at all. Excellence is a skill.

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Self-created struggles

See life as it is, without all the ideals and fantasies you’ve been preoccupied with.

The vast majority of our struggles are self-created, and we can choose to overcome them in an instant.

Fearing judgment from others
We fear the judgments of others, even though their judgments about us are rarely valid or significant.

Tying your self-worth to everyone else’s opinions gives you a flawed sense of reality because people judge us based on a pool of influences in their own lives that have absolutely nothing to do with us.

Past experiences
In many ways, our past experiences have conditioned us to believe that we are less capable than we are.

We need to learn from the past, but also to be ready to update what we learned based on how our circumstances have changed.

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A cluttered mind

It can make navigating even the most basic parts of our day exceedingly stressful and frustratingly inefficient.

Mindfulness
It is the habit of being aware of and noticing our own minds and the world around us, without judgment.
It strengthens 2 essential mental muscles: metacognition (watching our own minds at work) and attentional shifting (the ability to deliberately refocus our attention away from one object and onto another).
A Consistent Organizational System

It is an external strategy for keeping track of what we need to do and accomplish.

By creating and maintaining a reliable organizational system, we give ourselves the best possible chance of efficiently processing the day-to-day Have-Tos, so that we have sufficient time and energy to focus on the Want-Tos (the things that really matter to us).

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Emotional intelligence

It is the ability to manage our own emotions and react to the emotions of others.

People who exhibit emotional intelligence have the less obvious skills necessary to get ahead in life,...

5 key areas of emotional intelligence
  • Self-awareness: it involves knowing your own feelings. 
  • Self-management: it involves being able to keep your emotions in check when they become disruptive.
  • Motivation, for the sake of personal joy, curiosity or the satisfaction of being productive.
  • Empathy: the skill and practice of reading the emotions of others and responding appropriately.
  • Social skills: this can include finding common ground with others, managing others in a work environment and being persuasive.
Improving self-awareness
  • Keep a journal of your emotions. At the end of every day, write down what happened to you, how you felt, and how you dealt with it. 
  • Ask for input from people who know you well about where your strengths and weaknesses lie, to gauge your perception from another’s point of view.
  • Slow down (or meditate). The next time you have an emotional reaction to something, try to pause before you react.

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