1. Take care of your health:
To be able to improve on your skills, you need to ensure you take appropriate care of your health. Start by improving your physical and mental health and limiting your exposure to toxins. Regular work-outs, gyming and other forms of exercises would do you good and will go a long way to aid in your daily endeavours.
2. Keep developing yourself in new ways:
The science is clear—the more ways we develop ourselves, the broader our skill set and the more success we tend to have. So try learning some new emotional skills or try out some activities to build these skills. You just might learn something that changes your whole life.
3. Develop a growth mindset:
If we have a “fixed mindset,” we may shy away from challenges because we do not want to feel embarrassed or humiliated in front of others—who does, right?! But this can be problematic because our fear of making mistakes can lead us to avoid challenges and new experiences—experiences which would help us grow, improve ourselves in important ways, and create the life we desire.
If we have a “growth mindset,” we enjoy challenges, despite the risk, usually because we value learning and growth more than others thinking we know what we’re doing. That's why those with a growth mindset often build new skills more easily because they believe they can and so they really work at it.
4. Develop your ability to think like an entrepreneur:
Everyone can benefit from
learning how to think like an entrepreneur, regardless of whether or not we have our own business. Why? Because entrepreneurs have to be innovative, good at planning for a all possible outcomes, and skilled at getting others to buy into their vision or dream, they tend to be adaptable and capable of thriving in all sorts of situations.
By learning how to be entrepreneurial, you learn how to achieve your goals, whether those goals are to start a business that makes a positive impact in the world, to set yourself up for an early retirement, or climb Mount Everest.
5. Calm yourself & de-stress:
High levels of stress are not only bad for our health and well-being, they can prevent us from effectively pursuing and achieving our self development goals. By learning some stress-reducing strategies, your body and mind will be more equipped to handle the challenges that will inevitably arise.
6. Develop your positivity reflex:
Life is hard sometimes. We all experience ups and downs. But we don't all respond to these ups and downs the same way. Some people let the hard times defeat them. Other people who think positive don't take things so hard. That's why developing your positivity reflex is so important. If you can be even a little bit more positive, the bad times don't look so bleak.
7. Develop a healthier relationship with your phone:
So many people just get sucked into their phones or other devices, letting this object take over their time, headspace, and even emotions. It's no wonder we have such a hard time building new skills these days when our attention is being eaten by tech.
That's why it's so important to outsmart your smartphone—to learn how to use you tech in ways that are good for you instead of bad for you.
8. Develop yourself to be more resilient:
Resilience is that super important skill that helps you bounce back quickly after being knocked down. This is one of the most important skills for success because none of us will ever achieve anything if we don't keep trying when we fail. So build some resilience skills.
9. Stay mindful of the present moment:
When we are
stay present in the moment, we're taking each day as it comes. Even though we have a goal or dream we are striving for, we can better enjoy the process and take pleasure in the simple and wonderful parts of just being alive.
I'll admit, this is a skill I struggle with, but I see how struggling with mindfulness limits my success, so I keep trying. You can give it a try too and build some mindfulness skills.