You can only become successful in life if you master some important skills which are essential for success. That’s the reason why Larry Bird said; “A winner is someone who recognizes his god-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals”. You must develop important skills that will enable you to accomplish your goals and success in life and that’s why we’ve decided to share with you 9 of the most important skills you need to achieve success in life. These 9 skills could be difficult to learn, but because they’re very important to your success, you just have to be disciplined and learn them.

Secrets of success from the world’s best books and great people


Time Management Skill Don’t tell anyone

Life is nothing but a combination of moments. Regardless of what we have, money, material possessions, or whatever, at the end of it all the only thing we actually have is time. Your ability to convert time to whichever other things you need is very important. Whether you’re are pursuing financial prosperity or any other success, time is the only thing you have to convert to any other thing you need. Unfortunately in our world today, there are so many distractions all around us, the TV is not a big distraction anymore, social media is. The internet is gossip, political arguments, sport, or whatever other arguments are big distractions. You must be disciplined! If you desire success in life, you must, above everything, master the art of time management. You don’t have a life. Your time is your life! Skill 

Confidence People

Who are confident are attractive, everybody loves them wherever their go. People who are confident can easily get other people to believe in them because their confidence is a sign that they believe in themselves. No matter what your area of specialization is, being confident can double or triple your success in life. But why? Because, for instance, if you’re an entrepreneur, you need the confidence to convince investors that your business idea is going to work. If You’re a politician, you need the confidence to convince voters that you’re the best candidate. No matter what you want to achieve in life, you’ll need to get other people to believe in you. I’m sorry, no one believes in people who don't believe in themselves. Confidence is an important skill if you want to go far in life.

Public Speaking Skill

Listen to any famous politician like Barak Obama. Listen to human rights activists like MartinLuther Kings Junior. Listen to successful entrepreneurs like SteveJob. It will be very obvious to you that these guys are master public speakers. They know how to speak to people’s hearts. They know how to use words to get what they want, be it a vote, protest, or capital. Unfortunately, for most people, the fear of public speaking is the biggest of all fears, after fearing death. In fact, some studies allegedly put the fear of public speaking as the biggest fear for most people in the world. However, we have good news for you. Guess what that is? You can master the art of public speaking. Like any other skill, it’s not easy, but with practice, you can be a good public speaker. Start practicing with every opportunity you see. Stand up and speak up in meetings and in public. The more you practice public speaking, the better you’ll become. 

Selling and negotiation Skill

At the root of it all, we’re all salespeople. We all wake up every day to sell. We sell our ideas, we sell our ideology, we sell our qualifications, etc. Nobody is talking about it, but we’re all in the business of selling. Even if you are not an entrepreneur or a salesperson, you’ll do well with your life by reading some good books about selling and negotiation. We recommend Herb Cohen’s book, You Can Negotiate Anything.

Leadership Skill 

The more strength you have in the area of leadership the more successful you will become. The reason is very simple; you need to know how to get people to follow and cooperate with you, regardless of what your profession is. You can’t be anything as a lone ranger. For example, If you want to build a company, you need to earn the trust and devotion of tens and hundreds of passionate individuals. If you want to be a scientist, you need a team of people who believe in you and are willing to follow you. To be a politician, you need millions of people to be willing to follow you. Now you see the reason why leadership skills are very important. So, how can you become a good leader? The simplest advice we can give you is; Love people. If you love people, you’ll be kind to people. Because you’re kind to people, they will be willing to follow you and devote their time to you. 

Networking and human relationship Skills

Networking is not only to find jobs or clients in an economy dominated by ideas and innovation. Networking creates a channel through which ideas flow and in which new ideas are created. Meeting people, connecting with people, speaking with people, communicating with people is very important in today’s world than ever before. But why is this important? Networking is very important because information matters. Do you know how Bill Gates became the richest man in the world? His friend, Paul Allen brought a magazine to him that contained the information that inspired the Microsoft idea. Someone out there knows what you don’t know and you’ll only know what you don’t know if you network with them. 

Persistence Skill

This is one of the biggest skills you can ever have. Most people don’t know that persistence is a skill but it is and can be learned. But why is persistence so important? Calvin Coolidge said and we quote; “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent” Regardless of whatever dreams you wish to pursue with your life, a time comes when you feel like giving up. Now, those guys who keep on fighting, those guys who stay with it, those guys who are stubborn enough to keep on trying after several failures are the guys who become successful. Because life is never going to give you success cheaply, you just have to stay there; you just have to be persistent, you just have to fight on, even after several failures. Like everything, practice builds up the strengths of persistence in you. 

Writing skill

Just like public speaking skills, writing skills are a plus for you because if you can write, you’re more likely to be a better communicator. One good thing about writing is your writings can travel to several countries and even outlive you. People like Martin Luther used the power in their pens to promote their ideologies and because they were good at writing, they could force the world to pay attention. Whether you want to sell a product, sell an idea or canvas for political office, you’ll do better if you are a better writer. If you didn’t know the reason why Obama wrote “The Dreams of My Father” in 1995 and “Audacity of Hope” in 2006, now you know. You don’t have to write a book tomorrow because you want to develop your writing skill. You can start by creating a blog and post your thoughts there every week. If you’re a better writer, you can be more successful.

Focus Skills 

So many people are having the strength to start stuff, they can go out there and start that business, they can go out there and pursue that dream, they can go out there and start doing that new thing. But the problem comes in few months after a new goal because most people are not able to stay focused on one thing till its completion. Focus is a skill that is very important for everyone willing to achieve greatness in life. How good are you at getting things started? How often do you get distracted? Are you good at focusing on your goals you achieve them? Share your experience with us in the comment.

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