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Published on February 18th, 2012 | by No Artificial

5 Essential Skills Everyone Should Have

Develop essential life skills that will help to achieve success

We all want to achieve success in our life. It’s strongly related with our life plans. Success for some could be fame, wealth and prosperity, for others it could mean happy and loving relationships. Behind every success, or goal achievement, comes essential life skills development. Developing the following five skills will help you succeed and be happy with your professional and private life.


Awareness is the first step in the creation process. To become more self-aware you must be completely open and honest with yourself. Developing self-awareness will help you to better understand your unique characteristics and behaviors. You will recognize your own personality, your strength and weaknesses. That understanding will give you the opportunity to change the things you’d like to change about yourself and create the life you want.


To be able to achieve all your goals in life, you must love and respect yourself as much as you do others. Assertiveness is the ability to present and communicate opinions, thoughts, needs, feelings and emotions in a direct and appropriate manner. Being assertive means that you will have control over your life.


Self-acceptance is being happy with who you are. Accepting yourself completely entails courage and wisdom. To develop self-acceptance, you must recognize your uniqueness and your essential presence. Your perception of yourself, how you perceive yourself is very important because it has a huge impact on how others perceive you. The more self confidence you have, the more likely it is you’ll succeed.

Positive Thinking

The power of positive thinking not only can improve your life but it is a key to your success. Positive thoughts create more positive circumstances, while negative thoughts reinforce negative emotions and produce negative actions. Allow into your awareness only feelings of happiness, strength and success and your professional and private life will will be productive, rewarding and bright.


Self-reflection is the process of examining the impact of personal values, beliefs, types of communication, and experiences. Its about taking the time to understand ourselves at many levels. If we regularly examine what has worked and what hasn’t in our lives we become able to articulate who we really are and what we really want to achieve.

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