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7 Skills That Will Help Reach Your Full Potential

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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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.

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.

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.