Success Skills

There are a lot of skills you don’t need.  You can be happy and successful without knowing how to rebuild a car’s engine, program a web application, or replace drywall.  Sure, these are useful skills to have, but they aren’t absolutely necessary. There are other skills, however, that can’t be avoided – skills that tie into various aspects of everyday life, that are not only useful, but totally indispensable.  For instance, you can’t get far in today’s world without being able to read or write.  And today the ability use a computer proficiently is simply assumed.

Here are a few basic skills that you must have if you want o succeed in life :

  1. Confidence – If you don’t believe in you, who will? Not everyone is blessed with natural confidence, but the good news is that you can appear confident even if you don’t feel it. With a little practice, you can fake it “til you make it”.
  2. Communication – You’ll be hard pressed to find a job that doesn’t require communication on some level. Brushing up on your communication and relationship building skills can improve everything from confidence to sales and efficiency.
  3. Collaboration – Team work makes the dream work. OK we know that one was cheesy. However, being able to work and collaborate with others is a vital skill for success. You may think you can do it all alone, but working with others can bring new ideas to the table.
  4. Can Do – Success takes effort, so you’ve got to be ready and willing to put in the work. Sometimes you’ll have setbacks, but you can do attitude will keep you going along the road to success. 
  5. Criticism – We don’t like hearing about our weaknesses or failures. However, being open and receptive to constructive criticism can help you to better yourself. Listening to feedback gives you an excellent chance to learn. 

What did we miss?  What are some other useful life skills that are universally applicable?  Leave a comment below and let everyone know.

22 Comments Add yours

  1. Agree with all skills you provided, but patience, dedication and zest are also needed skills needed for success.

    Great Post dear.
    Sharon of https://sharonpete.wordpress.com

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    1. Yes indeed. Success always begins with patience and the commitment to put in the due diligence necessary for excellence. Yet patience is not easy to come by. Patience is the one virtue that serves us as businesspeople well. Patience takes time and conscious effort to master, but impatience can lead to our demise.

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  2. MamaBuzz says:

    Great post. I think I should add Positive Attitude. Sometimes, it’s not only about the situation that affects us. It’s also about how we react and approach to the issue. Positive attitude is a great attitude to possess.

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    1. Yes indeed @MamaBuzz. A positive attitude helps you cope more easily with the daily affairs of life. It brings optimism into your life, and makes it easier to avoid worries and negative thinking. If you adopt it as a way of life, it would bring constructive changes into your life, and makes them happier, brighter and more successful.

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  3. I think your list is perfect and I cant think of anything I would add to it!! Great post as always. 🙂

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    1. Thank you. You are a Star. Sending you divine love and light.

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  4. ESP says:

    You covered all the c words for success, the ones left can only lead to trouble.

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    1. Not necessarily. These are something that I believe in. What do you believe in?

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      1. ESP says:

        No one has asked me this, contentious that I get as I go for controversial contradictions, I believe success is defined by the individual and more often than not the definition settles on contentment.

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      2. Yea…success is subjective my friend

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      3. At the end of the day, whatever it takes

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      4. ESP says:

        And whatever it gives… us

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      5. ESP says:

        Do you think you have the skills for success, assuming you are not successful yet 😁

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      6. Yes I do have everything to be successful

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      7. ESP says:

        Great, maybe you are already successful

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      8. We all are in some way.

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  5. gpavants says:

    Dear Garima,

    May I say your past few posts have been an answer to prayer and perfectly apropos. I am completing my Master’s program and it’s all about a unit on soft skills (ie collaboration.) I want to share this with my kids. Such simple steps that younger people sometimes don’t recognize as important.

    Thanks,

    Gary

    On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 10:46 PM Be Inspired..!! wrote:

    > empress2inspire posted: “There are a lot of skills you don’t need. You > can be happy and successful without knowing how to rebuild a car’s engine, > program a web application, or replace drywall. Sure, these are useful > skills to have, but they aren’t absolutely necessary. There ar” >

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    1. This is great news Gary. Congratulations on your Masters. In the book, As A Man Thinketh, James Allen wrote–“The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities. When you commit to a dream, your life is forced to change. Your growth forces the egg you’re in to crack. You’ve outgrown it. You’re ready to fly.

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      1. gpavants says:

        Thank you, Garima. Yes, every dream has it’s awakening. I feel completion of some things come first, then the doors will open. May you see your dream come on the right time, too.

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      2. Thank you. I need this.

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      3. gpavants says:

        We are all there. I believe God has perfect timing for everything.

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