We may all want different thing but it comes down to certain key goals, there are some common skills that need to be in place for us to achieve them.
A list of ten important skills is illustrated below.
1.Patience: All goals take time to accomplish. Even the simplest of things, getting an errand done, can take a while if you are facing lots of obstacles. Therefore, patience is the first virtue you need to grow and cherish. When you feel short on patience, remind yourself of the goals you set and also how you would feel when you achieve them.
2.Perseverance: Slightly related to patience, but more so with hard work, this means that just waiting around is not enough. Therefore, you also need to keep trying harder and better at whatever it is that you wanted to achieve. Patiently persisting is the key to reaching to your goal.
3.Planning: There needs to be some direction in your efforts to achieve your goal. You need to plan what is to be done first and what can be done later. What aspect of your planning would require more resources and what can be done with the present pool of resources, and so on.
4.Time management: Time is not limitless and we need to spend it carefully. For example, if outsourcing a task would cost a little money but save you a lot of time to do more important tasks, then consider that. Therefore, you need to evaluate how much time you have and how to best spend it to reach your goals the fastest.
5.Stress management: Burnout is likely if you tax yourself too much over small issues. Managing your stress is important in order to keep healthy and to make sure that you stay on the path you decided for yourself. Relaxation breathing techniques, hobbies and exercise can help to manage stress.
6.Handling crisis: Things can always go wrong. Do you have a crisis plan for that? A crisis plan made in advance helps you to handle the panic you face and to make sure that the derailment of the crisis does not take you entirely off your goal. Make sure to anticipate where your plan may fail and make crisis plans for such instances.
7.Emotional Quotient: Emotional quotient means the ability to understand one’s own and other’s emotions and to use this knowledge to communicate and work harmoniously. Almost all goals will require the help of other people. Up your EQ to know yourself and others’ well enough to maintain good relations with them.
8.Motivation enhancement: Motivation is pretty high when you have just started out, but can dwindle in the face of failure or stress. Find out what aspects of your goal you really like, and remind yourself of those to push you. Taking breaks and rewarding your strengths and achievements can also help to motivate.
9.Openness: Your goal may look very different by the time you are able to achieve it. Definitions of success and failure can change. In the face of this, you need to have the flexibility required to be open about one’s goals and to adjust with the times.
10.Keenness to learn: Lastly, you may need to learn a lot more than you know to achieve your goals, in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes. Are you prepared to learn? Thinking that you already know enough can make you egoistic and hinder you from achieving your goal.