I’m thankful to my school teachers and college professors for tons of useful things they’ve taught me. I’m thankful to my parents for essential life lessons I’ve learned from them. But when I grew up I discovered that I still lacked many essential life skills to succeed. The truth is that school and university give you a lot of basic knowledge, but they rarely teach life skills that you will surely need in adult life. Most of these skills you’ll have to learn by yourself. Some of them you’ll learn the hard way. Here are 10 essential life skills you need to learn to better your life.
1. The ability to fight fears and take challenges
It doesn’t matter how many options you have to choose from. I’ve realized that there are only two things to choose between: the future and the past. If you choose the easier option that doesn’t imply risk, challenge or something unknown, you choose the past. Obviously, it’s safe and comfortable, but you will never achieve something bigger unless you challenge yourself. That’s why you should learn to choose the difficult path, the unbeaten path. Everything that scares you should be your target. The ability to overcome fears will open thousands of new opportunities for you and will make you a more confident person. Push forward when you want to give up, continue when others surrender and believe in yourself when nobody does. This is the first essential skill you should learn to improve your life.