Throughout our journey in life, we need skills in order to engage with the world.
From the moment we learn how to speak, we start reading, writing, etc. all to know and understand the world better. We also need them in school, work, and to relate with others.
However, certain skills are specifically difficult to learn but pay incredible dividends to the learner later in life.
Below are 5 Difficult Skills to learn that will add tremendous value to your life. Although difficult to learn, your life will take a positive turn.
Exercising occasionally is easy but doing it consistently is the toughest part.
When was the last time you forced yourself to go to the gym three times in a row? It’s a very difficult thing to do if you are new to it. Even those who have done it for years still struggle to get themselves to exercise. That is the hardest part of working out.
However, working out consistently will have enormous benefits on your health.
Your body will get stronger. You reduce your risk of heart-related diseases like stroke. These benefits are not short-term but persist throughout your old age.
Writing consistently every day sounds easy but in practice actually daunting for most people.
The art of writing improves your thinking but sitting down to symbolize your thoughts on paper or a computer can be a difficult process. Especially when you are facing a blank page every single day.
Sticking with it and writing every day will help improve your grades in school, your performance at work, and life in general. In short, you become a clearer thinker.
You can start the process of writing consistently by following these simple steps:
- Set up a writing space.
- Don’t start with a blank page.
- Make an outline of your ideas before you start writing
- Don’t seek perfection and give yourself permission to write badly.
- Edit later.
Focusing your mind inward and keeping it still is next to impossible.
It takes an enormous amount of willpower to keep it up yet it’s extremely healthy both for the mind and body. And the great thing is you don’t have to do it for hours to see the results. Just 30 minutes a day will help you feel more present, have your emotions under control and increase your resistance to stress.
The best part of this whole process is that the results extend throughout your life span.
Waking Up Early In The Morning
Ever woken up at 5:00 in the morning? It’s freaking hard.
It’s a skill you need to hone over a period of time to get really used to. Waking up early every morning helps to clear your mind and opens the door to a fulfilling day. As Jeff Bezos said, “go to bed and wake up early. The morning hours are good”. In other words, success comes to those who are able to will themselves to beat those early morning snooze buttons.
Big names in Tech and other fields attribute most of their success to waking up early morning. Examples include Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and so on.
Get up every morning and improve your life in all aspects. And the effects will last many years into the future.
Investing Your Money
Shunning the good things of life and putting your money to work is an incredible skill.
Yet, extremely painful for many people. Starting this habit early in life will put your financial future in the right track. Other aspects of life will be affected by it.
One good example is Warren Buffet.
He started investing at the age of 11. Now $89 billion wealthy. All because he started investing his hard-earned money at an early age.
Put your financial affairs in other by learning how to invest your money wisely.
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