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Which Skills Do You Need To Be Successful?

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Last updated on April 9, 2020

Which Skills Do You Need to be Successful?    

To be successful in life one needs to have certain skills.  Everyone is always looking to improve themselves, whether that’s through training seminars, proper health habits, asking questions, or reading books. Often, self-improvement and success go hand in hand.  In this post, we reveal certain skills one needs to follow in life to be a successful person.

But, you don’t always have to take a course or attend a seminar in order to experience self-improvement. Sometimes, you can just start working on certain skills, like your verbal communication skills or interpersonal skills to be successful.

What skill do you think you need to be successful in your everyday life and work-life?

Skill #1 Active Listening

Have you ever had a short or long conversation with someone only to realize you have no idea what they’re talking about? Then you’re left standing there, having to sheepishly admit that “sorry, I wasn’t listening”.

Listening while others speak is almost becoming a lost skill these days, with a computer or mobile phone always within arms reach. Next time you’re speaking with people, put down the phone and look away from the computer.

Listen to what they’re saying instead of thinking what you’re going to say next.

Skill #2 Astute Observation

While listening is quite valuable, there are plenty of people who see refined observation skills as being more important and vital to overall success.

We’re not trying to downplay listening, especially after writing about its importance, but often you cannot gain the full picture of a problem or situation just by listening. You have to observe the world around you.

This will allow you to see potential issues before they arrive, allowing you to solve them before they become major issues.

Skill #3 Resilience Or Recover Quickly from difficulties or toughness

When you’re just entering the workforce or a new job, it can be easy and at times, natural, to second-guess your choices and decisions. Part of that is OK, as you want to make sure you’re doing a solid job.

Too much second-guessing, however, and you’re likely to start going backward in your work instead of forwards.

Employers and people want someone who is confident in their decisions and oftentimes the solution requires you to walk through fire. Being able to show that you can be tough and resilient in certain situations is an amazing skill to have.

Skill #4 Communication

You hear it in the business world and the relationship world, “communication is key”. It can help you resolve problems, work through issues, and find common ground.

Having solid verbal communication skills is something that everyone needs, no matter who they are and what they’re doing. Even if you’re a freelancer who spends the majority of their time working alone, you need to be able to show communication skills to gain clients and establish rapport with businesses.

Skill #5 Humility


If there’s one skill that’s both easy and difficult at the same time, it’s humility. It doesn’t take a lot to be humble, but it is hard to act on that.

Many times, people become so confident that it crosses the fine line into being cocky. Humility is a key part of success, as you have to learn when to admit that you were wrong and what you can learn from those instances.

It’s also about having an interest in others when they come up with suggestions or plans. An elementary way to do this is by asking for other people’s opinions before giving yours on a certain matter.


Disclaimer:  This is a guest contribution to Philipscom Associates and the tips tricks, strategies, views, etc. mentioned in it does not reflect the view and opinion of P V Ariel or Philipscom.   Opinions expressed by Philipscom contributors are their own. For More Information Read This


Author’s Bio: Lisa Alther is the writer and blogger. She is very passionate about her writing. She is a featured blogger at various high authority blogs and magazines in which she shared her research and experience with the vast online community.

Published on: Feb 6, 2020 at 23:52

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  1. Mahammed Noor
    Mahammed Noor

    Thank you so much ❤️ for this wonderful post. I always try to improve myself. Very thought provoking post. Yes we all have skills, but how we nurture it is the key point here.

    Thanks for sharing this with us.
    We love it.

    February 7, 2020
  2. Arpit Gupta
    Arpit Gupta

    Hi Philip,
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    Nice that I found it today.
    A lot of things to read and follow.
    Will share it with my social circle.
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    Yes, it’s really good to keep such rules to avoid spam comments, or one line comments or one-word Comments. Yes, many do post generic comments to get a backlink.
    That’s indeed not a good idea.
    This post on skills speaks volumes.

    February 7, 2020
    • Hey, Arpit,
      Thanks for dropping by. Good tho know that you got benefited by visiting the site. I appreciate your understanding about the comment policy we follow. Yes, just to get a backlink many drop oner line comments. But sad we generally delete it or send it to the spam folder.
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  3. Renan

    This topic is very relevant, I believe that the vast majority of people are looking to succeed in their careers, but as it was said in this post, some attitudes with resilience and patience can help this journey a lot. Thanks for posting!

    February 7, 2020
    • Hi Renan,
      Thanks for the maiden visit and comment.
      I appreciate your valuable time.
      Keep visiting.
      All the best.

      February 7, 2020
  4. Hi Lisa and Philip,

    If we’re talking about being successful online, I think that resilience is the skill I find
    I have needed most of all. Whoever said it was easy to make money online was surely WRONG!!

    But we still bounce back.

    Joy Healey – Blogging After Dark

    February 7, 2020
    • Hi Joy,
      Glad to see you again. I appreciate your relentless support. Thanks for the insightful feedback. I fully agree with you.
      Thanks for pointing out the numbering trouble! I fixed it accordingly.
      Have a good day.

      February 7, 2020
  5. Danu

    Wow! A great post is this. Really amazing!. It is worth reading your article.
    Good to know about these steps to success. Thanks a lot for such a useful share.
    Keep sharing.

    February 7, 2020
  6. Hello Philip & Lisa,

    Effective communication is a vital tool for any business owner and within the business.

    Developing communication skills can help many aspects of your life, from your professional career, to social gatherings, to your family life.

    In today’s hectic world, we rely heavily on sharing information, resulting in greater emphasis being placed on having good communication skills.

    Good verbal and written communication skills are essential in order to deliver and understand information quickly and accurately.

    Being able to communicate effectively is a vital life skill and should not be overlooked.

    In contrast, poor communication skills can have a negative impact – a poorly delivered message may result in misunderstanding, frustration and in some cases disaster.
    Eventually, thanks revealing a light on a interesting topic.

    With best wishes,

    Amar Kumar

    February 7, 2020
  7. Hello,
    All these skills are beautiful and meaningful for life in general. But I’d like to add skills needed for blogging: Learning about UX – user experience, webdesign for a visually attractive blog and so much more ….

    February 8, 2020

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