Top 20 Essential Life Skills everyone must Learn

Truly, life is what we make of it. Also, we all want to live our lives without any regulations, without any order or law. But often, we get carried away with life. Stability is a very important part of being a human being. It defines who you are and how well you’re capable of carrying yourself. So, if you’re at beck and call to make your life worth everything that you’d planned for, then why miss out on very considerate and significant life skills?

And therefore, here are 20 essential life skills that we must know:

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20. SELF CONFIDENCE

A prime and top most skill that everyone needs to possess. Self confidence comes from within and is your decision to take. It is that integral part of life, which can be a helping hand for one to get him/her out of their miseries, let them start afresh and even help them lead a spectacular life.

The only catch here would be that of over confidence. Keep in mind to not misunderstand this skill. Refrain from imposing your statements, your view points etc. on others because you feel confident about them. You maybe on the other side of the road, but you still maybe wrong.

19. SELF ESTEEM

There’s a fine distinction between self esteem and self confidence. Esteem is when you give yourself respect and honor and self confidence is when you have a feeling of being right and taking right decisions. It is but obvious that sometimes, we run low on self esteem. Even the strongest of people lack this skill, sometimes. However, what we have to consider is the fact that respecting ourselves would help us look over matters more critically, think rationally and find concrete solutions. Therefore, self esteem is vital.

18. HANDLING EMOTIONS

Things go wrong almost all the time. That doesn’t mean you break down and give up. It is when you stand up for yourself, you realize your own importance and dignity.

17. REGAINING YOUR STRENGTH

Being strong is what you choose to be. No matter how bad circumstances are, you need to possess this skill to overcome your weaknesses to move on in life.

16. MANAGING STRESS

Related to what is mentioned above, stress is something that hits everyone at some point. This can be in any form, work stress, family stress, relationship stress etc. But, whats imperative is when you’re able to swamp your stress and elevate.

So, manage your stress so that all the good things in life don’t go out of hand.

15. MANAGEMENT OF RELATIONS AND MATERIAL THINGS

There’s a distinction between humans and material objects. Be able to find that difference and make sure you know it because it defines you. It defines how much time you’re able to give to your family and work, gadgets and other miscellaneous things. But what’s more important is that you learn how to prioritize your life.

14. ABILITY TO FOCUS

‘The right time and the right place is the safest to be in.’

It is very well said that without your focus, you cannot achieve what you want in life. Therefore, have some goals and focus on them. This will motivate you to gain success.

13. MANNERISM

Body language speaks a lot about you. What and how you behave in public is something you should keep an eye on too. Make sure you can carry yourself well and you’re well mannered. This is not only to show to the public, but also for yourself. Therefore, manage yourself so you can manage everything else too.

12. EMPATHIZING

When you can understood, give a chance to others as well. When you’re able to relate to others, it develops a feeling of understanding and motivation in you. Listen to what the other person has to say because you maybe in the same position and you may be able to link with them in the near future.

11. DRAWING A LINE

Our future always has something in store for us and we’re all very hopeful that it would be for the best. But, sometimes, in order to find that ‘perfect’ thing, we tend to cross boundaries. Lines that we shouldn’t cross. This is one skill that we need to develop in us. Some things need to be understood the way the are. Not everything can be taken under control. So, knowing your limits is the best one can do.

10. RESPECT

Another inborn skill, respect is something that you give to all those who you feel influence you in some ways. When you idealize people, you respect them. When you feel that you’re around people who will change your life and will always be there from time to time, they’re the ones who’ll be respected by you. So, make sure that in order to be one of those who would get respect, you need to be able to make your stand and be the best.

9. AFFECTION AND LOVE

‘To give love is to get love.’

This quote makes complete sense here. Affection and love is something that is inborn and is something you choose to give. It is a skill that will only be possible if you’re around people who do the same to you.

8. COMMUNICATING

Communication is a method and a way of life. It is how you connect with people all across the world and you’re also, simultaneously tested. By tested i mean how well you can keep in contact with everyone. And what are the means in which you can? It is communication. Good communication skills help you have a great command over what you’re speaking and your language.

7. ABILITY TO THINK CRITICALLY

Before thinking about something very vaguely, learn how to analyze the situation from all aspects. Without thinking critically, one cannot jump to intellectual conclusions and will not be able to think correctly.

6. GIVING CHANCES

Mistake is a birth right. Everyone commits mistakes and it is very human to do that. Once understood, these mistakes can be stopped. What we need to understand that people can make mistakes not once, but a lot of times. Everyone is full of flaws but that sure as hell doesn’t mean that there’s no way out for them. And what’s making you a better person here? Giving chances to people who’re trying to change.

5. DEVELOPMENT

Development comes with growth of the mind. As much as you sharpen it, the more you start broadening your mind. Growth and development of the brain and the body is important as it makes us understand circumstances better and also gives a very different view to life.

4. LEADERSHIP GOALS

We’re sometimes in situations where we will have no option but to work together and perform activities in a group. We need to be careful and at the same time very enthusiastic. In order to get recognition and development, one must offer to lead a particular project, learn new ways and techniques of dealing with crises and solve complex problems, rationally. Leadership therefore is a very major part of life.

3. MOTIVATION

Find yourself something or someone who motives you, keeps you going steady and makes you feel like you’re accountable not to them, but to yourself for all the hard work that you’re doing. Motivation is important as it triggers that self confidence in you and keeps it growing till you’ve achieved what you wanted.

2. TEAM BUILDING

Similar to leadership skills, this is something that will challenge you in all steps. Team building is when you’re able to keep your team coordinated, when there’s team spirit and support from all members and there’s unity among them.

1. CHALLENGING YOURSELF

The most significant one, this is the most perfect skill that one can learn in life. Taking chances and risks is something that not everyone is willing to take. However, if you don’t take chances, you don’t realize what all is in store for you in your life. Therefore, taking risks and challenging yourself to complete each and every task can help you develop in life.

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