15 Skills You Need To Master To Become Successful
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The journey of being successful is like a ladder, missing a step can really hurt. However, there are many many things you can change in your life to achieve success. The list can be so endless, but starting up by just picking a few skill to master that you think can help you is key. Then you can  focus on them.

However, I will be deliberating on 15 Skills You Need To Master To Become Successful. 

1. Avoid replaying negative thoughts in your mind


Negative thoughts are one of the major struggles you might encounter. Most times when people are asked not to think about a specific issue, it makes it even harder for them to get it off  their minds. However, rehashing negative thoughts over and over in your head, can be very unpleasant and counterproductive

The more you replay negative thoughts in your mind, the more you are practicing feeling that emotion, which means the more you believe it.

The key is to recall memories or mistakes you’ve made in the past, and see them through a lens of learning. Reframe them as moments of growth.

More so, always remember that just because you have a negative thought doesn’t mean you have to believe it.

Fear is a liar and if you struggle with fear and negative thoughts, it’s because you believe the lies that they tell. What you fear does not exist. Fear may look and feel true but it isn’t.

Don't ever stop believing in your own transformation. It is still happening even on days you may not realize it or feel like it.― Lalah Delia

2. Belief  

The road to success starts with the action you take and action starts with one critical element which is belief.

Belief brings commitment and persistence
Is there anything you love so much you’d do it every day and enjoy it every time? I’ll bet it’s something you believe in. When we believe in a vision, we have the energy to keep pursuing it. We do what it takes to help bring the vision to life.

The question now to answer, is your belief strong enough to knock down the walls you’ll inevitably face while pursuing your objective? If so, you’ll be a winner because winners develop an ability to push aside distractions while staying intensely focused on the end goal. The passion necessary to do so is fueled by an unwavering belief in yourself and your capabilities.

If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.- Malcolm X

3. Communication

Effective communication is needed in every aspect of your life, as it is very much important to express your thoughts and feelings in a way as to produce desired effect. Effective communication not only helps you convey your message to others clearly, but it also aids you greatly in using your knowledge and skills effectively and efficiently

To master the skill of communication

  • Listen, listen, and listen
  • Who you are talking to matters
  • Body language matters
  • Check your message before you hit send
  • Be brief, yet specific
  • Write things down
  • Sometimes it’s better to pick up the phone
  • Think before you speak.

The best rule to follow when it comes to conveying information is if it is an important message, deliver it personally, in person or by phone, not through email or text.

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. – Plato

4. Courage

The most significant virtue is Courage . Courage has supreme quality and better power to deal with any tough situations in life. Courage makes you quality individual with strength better than all the other virtues.

A dedicated entrepreneur finds the courage necessary to bust through fear. As an example, I am fearful of public speaking, yet it is often necessary.

To hit success you need to practice the skill of being courageous. You can start by taking  time to practice in front of your family or small group of friends. Also gain valuable experience and greater confidence in yourself by doing the things you fear, and also things that gives you goose bumps and great tension. Summon  the courage to walk through it all.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

5. Flexibility

One thing about  an inflexible mind is that it jumps to conclusions before gathering all of the facts. Many people have made the mistake of forming an opinion about someone before he or she finished speaking, only to find out later that our opinion was way off.

Flexibility allows us to set our personal beliefs and prejudices aside and truly observe and listen to varying points of view–opening our eyes to new ways of viewing the world around us. By being flexible you have the ability to change yourself when needed. This is fundamental when it comes to facing challenges.

To master the skill of being flexible,  you must first define your limits and boundaries. In businesses large and small, and in life, flexibility is a critical skill to master because even the strongest of us can snap when we are stretched past our breaking point.

You must always be able to predict what's next and then have the flexibility to evolve. – Marc Benioff

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