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13 SOFT SKILLS THAT CAN MAKE YOU STAND OUT FROM YOUR PEERS

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Sometimes you have to just take the initiative and motivate yourself because your biggest supporter may just be waiting on you to make the first move.

We all have some things that we can improve upon, and if you think you don’t, you are only fooling yourself. Life is a continuous learning process, and that means if there is life, we need to keep on learning. To put it differently, understanding oneself and understanding others can make our life much easier and can also, give you the edge over those who are seeking the same position as you. Soft skills, what do you mean? Well, soft skills according to the online dictionary mean “personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.”

Remember this; there are others who are working to get the same promotion or position that you are working towards.

Let’s look at soft skills that you may want to think about honing:

  1. Communication skills – you don’t have to be the best orator or writer, but you have to be able to express yourself so that others can understand what you are trying to get across to them.
  2. Adaptability – things are going to change and those who can adapt to the change the best will have a smoother transition and at the same time eliminate the possibility of being frustrated.
  3. Teamwork – being able to work with others can make a difficult task much easier and also, enhance creativity and build positive relationships.
  4. Emotional Intelligence – is having the capability to recognize your own emotions and the emotions of others. Being able to identify the different emotions in yourself and others will help with how you respond to how someone may react to you.
  5. Networking – to network with others is a great way to increase one’s knowledge. As an individual, we are not going to see all the opportunity that is out there and at times what is available may be seen by someone in your network or seen by you that can benefit others. It’s all about upward mobility.
  6. Strong work ethic – if you work for others or yourself having a strong work ethic is vital to achieving one’s goals.
  7. Problem-solving – is the ability to use your creativity, reasoning, experience and information to find solutions to problems. Being able to work under pressure, to solve daily problems is always a plus being that you work for others or yourself.
  8. Taking initiative – it is always great to do what you are supposed to do without someone have to tell you constantly what to do. Doing so can increase your value to your organization and can also give you the edge among your peers.
  9. Decision making – don’t be the one still wondering what to do. Decision making is critical to your advancement and when we are faced different situations we have to decide what action is best to take.
  10. Inspiring and motivating others – you can be the influence to those around you, and you can do that through what you do and what you say.
  11. Critical Thinking – in today’s world we are bombarded with so much and therefore, it is imperative that we have the ability to engage in reflective thinking and independent thinking. In fact, to be a critical thinker is more than having the knowledge but to know how to apply the knowledge that he or she knows.
  12. Dealing with difficult people – understanding others will make it easier to deal with others who are difficult, and you are going to have a difficult person to deal with if you haven’t already.
  13. Entrepreneurial thinking – things have changed and even if you are working for someone you still want to be able to think of new ways to do what you are already doing. Besides, no matter what you are doing you should have a mindset of achieving greatness.

If you haven’t already, start looking at challenges with a new eye. See those challenges as opportunities.

IT IS POSSIBLE TO GO BEYOND LIMITATIONS. IT MAY NOT BE EASY, BUT IT IS POSSIBLE.

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8 WAYS TO GET OUT OF SELF-PITY MENTALLY

Somebody has to tell you, and it’s this, self-pity is unattractive, but you can get out of it!

Do you know who stand in your way of getting ahead most of the time? Yes, you got it right! You and it happens to the best of us. However, before you downplay yourself one more time, go ahead make a list of the things that you are grateful for. What this will do is create a shift in thinking. You have heard it, change the way you think, and things will begin to change. Let’s change some things for the better!

“Feeling sorry for yourself and your present condition is not only a waste of energy but the worst possible habit you could have.” – Dale Carnegie

Let’s look at some ways to get out of the self-pity mentality:

  1. Select your thoughts carefully because we become what we think.
  2. Eliminate pitiful thinking by exercising positive thinking daily, and you can enhance that way of thinking through reading.
  3. Love your way of the pit by finding everything about yourself that you love.
  4. Focus on the positive things in your life, and not the negative because what you focus on multiplies.
  5. Practice mindfulness.
  6. Identify the good things about you. What are some of your strengths?
  7. Talk with people who can influence you positively.
  8. You determine how you are going to feel: you can be pitiful or purposeful-choose!

How did you get in the self-pity mentality in the first place? Simple, you stop seeing your worth maybe from the not so pleasant things that you have experienced or experiencing. I want to remind you to be gentle with yourself because life happens and not all times the way you want it. The thing is the unpleasant situation doesn’t make you less valuable and don’t allow it to. Although brushing yourself off and go at life again can be hard, it is imperative that you do. Your dream is still floating out there, but if you remain in self-pity mentally, you will only limit yourself from experiencing what is possible.

To heal from your adverse situation is possible, but the starting point is how you begin to see yourself.

IT IS POSSIBLE TO GO BEYOND LIMITATIONS. IT MAY NOT BE EASY, BUT IT IS POSSIBLE.

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THE BEST IS STILL WITHIN YOU!