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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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SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:

Skill 1 x Skill 2 x Skill 3 = Ability

If you lack a skill, you'll lack ability. If you have a zero anywhere in your equation, no amount of strengths will make up for it.

For instance, in Business, you will need Sales/Marketi...

The 80/20 approach vs. 10,000 hours rule
  • The 80/20 method: You can get 80 % proficiency in a subject in about 6 - 12 months.
  • The 10,000-hour rule: You can become an expert at something if you spend 10,000 hours of deliberate practice on it. 

To go from zero to 80% (good enough) requires a different approach than that needed to get from 80% - 99% (world-class). The last 20% also requires a different level of commitment. For instance, Stephen King spent 6 - 8 hours daily for ten years before he succeeded as a commercial writer.

The people at the top

The gains disproportionately accrue to people at the topStephen King probably sells more books than the rest of his category combined.

Being good at many things probably means that you are at 80% of your potential in all of them. It is not enough to stand out. 

Pick a very few things to tackle through the 10,000-hour rule and try and reach 99% of your potential in them.

Helen Keller
“People don’t like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.”
Helen Keller
Think big, act small

Never let anything hold you back when you think of ideas.

You’ve got nothing to lose. Just make sure you act small. Put in the work and stay practical.

Problems are unanswered questions

Every time you experience stress over a problem, you’re basically sabotaging your life.

A problem is nothing but an unanswered question. So stay calm. And figure out the answer.

A sense of direction

It’s not important to know exactly what you want to do in life

People change. Economies change. So, it’s not even realistic to boldly claim “I know what I want!” The only thing ...

Work on universal skills

Learn skills you can always rely on:

  • Self-Discipline: Get better at ignoring the negative voice in your head.
  • Personal Effectiveness: Learn how to maximize your results.
  • Communication - both art and science.
  • Negotiation: You negotiate all the time. Learn to get the best deal for all parties.
  • Persuasion: Learn how to get what you want in an ethical way.
  • Physical Strength & Stamina
  • Flexibility: Learn how to stretch your hips, lower back, hamstrings, and calves.