With the increasing competition in the technical field, the gap between skill is challenging these days. Works that we do today may need to know more skills then they used to just to get into a job. It requires more than just technical skills. It is not a necessity to have but it would be great to have these skills on hand so that you can stand out.
In any field weather, you are surgeon, nurse, software developer, accountant these skills are required for your personal growth as a whole. Here are non-technical skills that can be beneficial for you and skill you need to focus on.
99% times people are helpful in nature. If you give a smile they will reply with a smile. If you raise your hand for help in reply they will help. If you try to communicate and connect people will do the same. Communication is the base of humanity. It is an obvious yet ignored skill. Introverts are shy when it comes to communication they are the one who need to develop this skill the most. The more you open yourself to others the more you will gain experience.
Communicating makes you a better person, a good talker, and a good listener. Gives your thoughts a chance to be heard and listened to.
So, start to communicate.
Curiosity leads to many things. Wright brothers were curious if humans could fly so airplanes became possible, Thomas Edison was curious to make light in the dark with electricity so light bulbs were possible. There are thousands of reasons why things are how they are because someone somewhere was curious about it. Being curious makes you learn things and make you more skillful anywhere.
“ I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” — Albert Einstein
Human are curious in nature and this non-technical skill can help you learn and perform better in work or any other field.
You need to be consistent and disciplined. While carrying out any work, decision or anything, think of things if others are harmed or not by your actions and choosing the minimal damage option is important. Empathy teaches you this. You need to discipline yourself to work on empathy for the betterment of your personal growth. So that you can be productive, learn things and be loved at the same time.
Empathy is something we should learn and teach others. It is one important non-technical skill you need to focus on.
Open to new experiences
Saying yes to new opportunities is a good way to open yourself. Willing to take risks, trying new techniques, experimenting with new methods can lead you to a new place. A place of improvement or innovation. Industries today are moving very fast and being open for new things may welcome you to many different opportunities in the future.
If Neil Armstrong had not said Yes for the opportunity to step on the moon first no one would have remembered his name. Staying open to new opportunities and new experiences is one important skill you need to focus on.
Creativity lies within every human being as well. It is non-technical characteristics that need to be nurtured. You can be creative around your work by trying new styles of doing things, organizing things in your workplace or keeping yourself motivated.
“Everything you can imagine is real” — Pablo Picasso
Try new creative ways to solve problems. Think and repeat. This is how you remain creative.
Challenge yourself, focus on yourself and improve these non-technical skills not only it can help to get a good job, get a happy life but grow as a good charismatic person.
Thank you for staying with me till the end. Have a good time.