5 Skills to Acquire for Success

If you want to succeed in your professional field you need to constantly acquire and sharpen new skills. Some skills are universal and can be applied to any field of work you may be engaged in.

Every skill set you acquire doubles your odds of success-

Scott Adams

Here are 5 skills to acquire for success

Personal productivity is the most important skill to master for success in your life. Each one of us is given a total of 24 hours daily to spend as we seem fit.

The most successful people spend their time on activities which have the most impact on their lives. They have assessed their priorities in life and devote most of their time and effort working on them.

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.

Abraham Lincoln

Writing is thinking in action. It clarifies and condenses our thoughts and channelizes them. Every form of communication starts with a written script. Mastering writing should be a top priority for all professionals.

All top achievers invariably master the art of writing.

Psychology is a subject which is required to be studied to understand human behavior. Unless we can influence people in an ethical manner to achieve the desired outcome our efforts may go waste.

Personal Finance is a skill which will be very helpful once we are successful. Money may not make you happy but the absence of money or debts in your life will surely bring misery and dissatisfaction in your life.

Mike Tyson was the heavyweight boxing champion of the world and made hundreds of millions of dollars in his career.

And he lost it all.

There are enough stories of successful actors, businessmen, sports icons, etc.. who earned millions and squandered it all away.

It does not matter how much you earn. What matters is how much you keep and how well you invest to earn an above average rate of return on your investments.

So these are the 5 skills which will surely help you increase your chances of success in life.

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