The "Essential Life Skills" are all learnable, and they are part of the "build" in life that has you accumulating what you can count on in life to create a great life. You can "power life up" by creating greater and greater mastery of
1. Learning - Powerfully being able to learn
2. Thinking - Developing True, Straight Thinking
3. Decision-making - Using the two above skills to make decisions where
you choose what works better in life
4. Problem-solving - Via the three above, with the ability to problem-solve,
you will have very few and very small "problems"
5. Wisdom gathering - Accumulating more and more wisdom, and
Invest in this and you'll accumulate what underlies a great life rather than one that is conditional or dependent on events and other people - one where you have these mastery skills that permit you to master life for the greatest level of happiness, far beyond where most people go.
And each additional investment in these will free up more time for everything else you want to do (so there is always a net benefit, not just a cost), have you make fewer mistakes, and have you obtain more and more true happiness.
LISTING OF THE LIFE-SKILLS TO DEVELOP
THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
NOTES ON BASIC LIFE SKILLS
POWER/WISDOM IN LIFE
Scan this listing for now to get a perspective and then read the rest of this piece.
LISTING - WHAT ARE THE LIFE-SKILLS TO DEVELOP?
THE CORE LIFE SKILLS - From these, we can develop anything we want. Without them being highly functional is impossible. (The bolded ones are the most important, most core, most necessary.)
I recommend that you pop over to this page as it makes a few more distinctions on what core competencies you should learn, plus you should rate yourself on those and decide when and how much to improve them in order to live a great life: Developing The Necessary Life Skills For A Great Life.
Learning - The key to it all! (Yes, learning is a skill. It must be done with a plan, systematically, based on expertise.)
Thinking, reasoning (Stupid non-thinking, non-reasoning, non-soundbasis assertions - all either harm life or make it much less than it can be. Luck will not make up the difference in life!)
Problem-solving (This gets us to where we want to be in life, as it is a way of identifying the gaps between where we are and where we want to be - and then how to close the gap! It is the most essential skill of all; however, it is based on using learning and thinking-reasoning.)
Decision-making (Part of problem solving, and it is the final cutting off of the other
alternatives - and the process for doing that effectively.)
Reading - Taught in school (Yet we need to dramatically up the effectiveness [speed multiplied by understanding plus applying the learning, where applicable]. Saves huge amounts of time plus a huge number of errors in life)
Communication skills - Writing, speaking - Taught in school, somewhat
THE "MANAGING LIFE" SKILLS
Emotional management (Incl. impulse management, self-management)
What is wanted in my life (skill of determining and ascertaining what that is and what
produces true value)
How to get it (Plan, execute, monitor/notice, correct)
Maintaining productive capability (incl. health)
Health, physical maintenance
Getting satisfaction, happiness, joy, fulfillment, satisfaction, inspiration
Career, producing needed $ efficiently
Basic financial skills
Relationship - Kindness, communication, selection
Information management (ability to research/findout also)
Time management, productivity management (become expert!)
These are skills to become highly competent in, as investing in developing these produces huge life dividends far beyond the investment "cost". You must be convinced of this. These are all skills that make your life "unconditional", and ultimately fearless (except for tigers), without suffering, and without dependence circumstances or other people - to where you can contribute to others and the world but are not stuck in having to win approval in order to be ok or having to have someone do something for you.
THE BIG QUESTION - HOW MUCH TIME?
What is the amount of time required at each level?
THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
All we need now is:
3. An order in which to develop these.
4. A strategy to do it, with a plan to handle the scheduling, fit into hours available
Layering of learning: Learn 101, then 201, then 301
THE BASIC LIFE SKILLS:
what is needed to make life work better.
have discovered and learn to be very highly life-skilled.
Virtually No Limits
Best Ways To Learn - From on-line, workshops, reading, using partners and coaches...
One Plus At A Time
Examples Of Paths Of Learning (including the path to "enlightenment")
easy use of our key ability that allows us to do and conquer anything.
Practicing And Development Of The "Muscle"
Use Of Thinking In Creating Psychological Well-Being
You'll See This In Every Area Of Your Life
THE FACILITATING LIFE SKILL:
what to do in life to navigate to what you want in life - one wise decision after another.
GENERATING THE POWER AND WISDOM TO CREATE WHAT YOU WANT:
(Link to that page by clicking on the title above.)
Power is simply the ability to cause something and, in this context, it is the ability to be very effective.
Note that "thinking" and "learning" are all essential pathways to increasing one's wisdom and thus one's "power" in life. See. under Life Management, Power In Life.
Some Tools And Contexts:
Powerful Languaging - The difference in energy that is derived from simply changing the tenor of one's languaging is immense.