The Secret to Why Some People do Better Than Others in Life

February 1, 2022

Do you ever wonder why people with the same skills as you have a greater professional network than you? Do you ever come out of an interview thinking it could’ve gone a lot better? Or maybe dreaded going in for the interview in the first place? Have you ever been surpassed for a promotion even though you had more experience or skill than the other person? if you can relate to any of these scenarios or anything similar, chances are that you are lacking in soft skills.

In this article, we are going to discuss what soft skills are, in the follow-up series to this we will be discussing why they are important, and what you can do to develop these skills.

What are soft skills?

Soft skills include a range of skills that can be divided into character traits and interpersonal skills that determine how well you’ll be able to work and interact with people.

If you google ‘soft skills’, you’ll end up with a long list of skills. The relative importance of each skill depends on the kind of job you have or are looking for and the industry that you’re in. but here we have listed some soft skills which are a universal necessity.

Ability to Communicate - Verbal & Written

Being able to get your message across to others in a way that they understand what you’re trying to communicate and being able to understand what others are trying to communicate to you are called communication skills and is a crucial skill in every industry. In today’s world, this includes both oral and written skills since a lot of our communication is through emails and texts. 

Ability to Empathize

Emotional intelligence is most often defined as the ability to perceive, use, understand, manage, and handle emotions. Some traits of people with Emotional intelligence include being self-aware, motivated, being empathic, and having the social skills to use these qualities for forming productive relationships.   

Managing your Time Well

This is one of the skills which schools try to inculcate in every student from an early age. Being good at time management enables you to plan and manage your work, meet deadlines, and show up on time. Not only does this improve your productivity and efficiency, but also shows that you’re respectful of other people’s time as well.

If you feel that you are lacking in any of the key areas above, we can help you improve. You can start by seeing this short video on how to improve your verbal skills and our follow-up article will talk about why soft skills are important and what you can do to improve. 

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