8 Skills that are Hard to Learn but will Payoff Forever
1. Public Speaking
Public speaking is not just a skill; it’s an asset that will open you up to great opportunities in life.
Your ideas, philosophy, and what you know are nothing if you don’t know how to present them in an effectively way.
People always ignore public speaking because it’s hard and requires consistency and improvement for months or years.
But it’s one of the best assets you can acquire.
Here are the benefits of public speaking:
- Career Advancement
- Critical thinking
- Personal development
- Boost confidence
- Improve communication skills
Remember that people will never know what you know if you don’t present it to them.
2. Time Management
Our generation is busier than any other generation in the last 300-400 years.
But being busy doesn’t mean being productive.
Most people are busy doing trivial things like spending time on social media and consuming online content that will add nothing to their lives.
It’s one of the ways they escape reality.
Learn to manage your time effectively and prioritize your tasks to get the best out of your day.
I explained in detail how to manage time and prioritize tasks effectively here.
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3. Positive Self-talk
Your greatest enemy is yourself. How you see yourself, present yourself, and project yourself says everything about your mindset.
It takes months or years to reach a state where you are friendly with yourself and can pick yourself up easily.
Positive self-talk is a simple mind shift.
Here are examples of positive self-talk:
- I’m not hurt, I’m growing and healing
- I’m not losing, I’m learning
- I was not rejected, I was redirected to where I belong
A negative mindset makes your life harder and the more you dive into it, the more it blinds you from opportunities.
4. Being Honest With Yourself
It doesn’t matter if you are not honest with others, you must be honest with yourself under any condition.
Especially in a business, where you have to face many harsh truths.
If you don’t tell yourself these straight facts, you will continue to suffer.
Honesty alleviates the mask that covers your mind from realizing the truth.
5. Being present
The future and the past exist only in our minds.
We live in an eternal now. You have to realize this and focus on the present moment.
Ask yourself, what are goals that you can start working on right now that will improve your life.
Your past was brutal and harsh, but it doesn’t exist anymore.
You want to make your future brighter and better than your present!
You have to realize that it depends on the present.
6. Being consistent
Life is a journey. There are countless things and experiences that you can see and feel.
The only skill that will push you hard regardless of how hard things get and how many failures you face is consistency.
You have to master this skill. It makes your life easier.
99% of highly successful people were consistent before becoming successful.
The public sees the overnight success and comes up with a theory of how it’s easy to succeed as X person did.
But they don’t see years of consistency. Consistency will get you to a place where luck can’t reach.
Read: 6 Simple Habits that can Fix 80% of your Problems
7. Being disciplined
Discipline is what you need to achieve your goals.
You see a cool car and your motivation to work hard so that you can get the car rises.
This motivation will vanish after a few days or weeks. What you need is discipline to keep going.
Motivation gets you started; discipline keeps you going.