Importance of Soft Skills

Why Are Soft Skills Important in Comparison to Hard Skills?

Almost all of you agree that skills can help you in your career rather than degree. But do you know whenever we talk about skills, generally we refer to ‘hard skills’? So, what are soft skills and what’s the importance of soft skills in our life?

Talking about skills, any work which you can do well that’s your skill. Your expertise in any field or specific task is known as skill. Now, let’s talk about the two main types of skills.

What are Hard Skills?

Hard skills are any job-specific skills which is required to do a certain job/work/task.

For example, video editing is the hard-skill for a video editor, coding is the hard skill for a programmer, accountancy is the hard skill for an accountant, cooking delicious foods is the hard-skill for a chef/cook and all those skills that are work-specific are known as hard skills.

What are Soft Skills?

Soft skills are people skills or social skills which reflects your approach to life, work and your surroundings. These are your personality traits how you behave with others, how you communicate, how you deal with problems and all other interpersonal skills which reflects your personality.

Some of the most important soft skills are communication skills, leadership, problem solving, critical thinking, creativity and the list goes one. Not only that communication skills consists of listening, speaking, public speaking, writing skills and all other communication ways.

Most Important Soft Skills in Today’s World

It’s hard to say which soft skills are most important and which aren’t because it will vary as per situation. However, I’m giving you a list of the most important soft skills for students, professionals and businessmen, almost everyone.

  • Communication Skills
  • Story Telling
  • Public Speaking
  • Writing Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Decision Making
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Adaptability
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Flexibility
  • Self Motivation
  • Talent Management
  • Positive Attitude
  • Self Confidence
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Self-awareness
  • Networking
  • Selling Skills
  • Work Ethics
  • Punctuality
  • Strategic Planning
  • Friendliness
  • Respectfulness
  • Conflict Management
  • And many more…

Importance of Soft Skills

Now, many of you might be thinking if we have hard skills then we can easily get a job. Ya, that’s right. But you need some soft skills also.

Suppose that you are a video editor in a film-making agency, won’t you talk with your boss, videographer and other people involved in finalising your work. There comes the importance of communication skills and team working.

Also, if you lack creativity, you wouldn’t be able to edit the video that great expected by your boss or the client. If you get a chance to lead a group of noob video editors, leadership will help you there. So, these all soft skills are very important in both your personal and professional life.

Life is full of ups and downs. If you haven’t adaptability, openness, and problem solving skills you can’t solve your daily life problems. Also, better communication skills will help you to strengthen your relationships.

I hope, now you have understood why soft skills are important in every aspects of our life.

Conclusion: Hard Skills vs Soft Skills

Summing up all, hard skills are no-doubt important for work but having soft skills will help you in boosting your corporate life as well as personal one. So, I would suggest you to focus more on soft skills after you have acquired the hard skills required for the job/work you are doing or want to do in the near future.

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Why Most People Aren't Successful

Perfection Paralysis is the Reason Why Most People Aren’t Successful?

S… U… C… C… E… S… S… “Success” This word is always present in the wish list of everyone. All of us want to be successful, everyone is trying one’s best to achieve it. But, do you know why most people aren’t successful?

Whomever you think successful in life, have riches and whatever a normal human being wants and dreams, do you know why are they so? The big reason of their success is that they began their journey in their early ages.

If you will read about their journeys, most of the successful personalities had started their journey in early 20s. They had no favourable conditions, they had not much resources; even though they began and that’s the reason why they are successful.

Why everyone is not successful?

The very big reason why most people aren’t successful is that most of the people do not start. We are afraid of beginning any new task. This is because we think we have no any experience in this new project and we suspect on ourselves.

Many of you might think why should we do any new thing to be successful? See, if you will be doing the same thing you are doing for 2-3 years, you will get the same result, nothing new. And, if you are trying anything new that might not go right the very first time.

Now, let’s talk about why we fear from beginning.

What is Perfection Paralysis?

All of you might be aware with the disease “paralysis” which is the loss of the ability to move (and sometimes to feel anything) in part or most of the body, typically as a result of illness, poison, or injury.

It’s physical and we can easily see it. But, what we are talking about here “Perfection Paralysis” is a mental state which is intangible. You can’t see it even you might be suffering from the same.

Perfection paralysis is when you simply can’t start any work/task/project because you are so doubtful/concerned that you won’t do it perfect.

This is one of the biggest reason why most of the people aren’t successful. Whenever you get a chance or opportunity to do something is life, you don’t begin it only because you think it might not go perfect/right.

Read Also: How to be motivated in life?

Mindfulness Tips to Overcome Perfection Paralysis

Frankly speaking, there’s no one who will help you to get rid of perfectionism paralysis, except you yourself. It’s related to your mindset and to overcome it, you have to throughly think about the pros and cons of any task/work you want to start.

Don’t be so much concerned that it will be perfect or not? Remember, if you will start you will be somewhere in your journey of success; but if you won’t begin you will be nowhere. So, whatever opportunity you have, make the best use of it.

One more thing to be instilled in your mind is that no one is born with the ability to do anything perfect the very first time. Perfectionism comes through practice and persistence.

Have a look on whatever talent you have right now. Is it with you from the beginning of your life? No! You have cultivated it through continuous practice.

Always remember this;

The beginning is always today NOW.

The beginning is always today motivational quote

Why Most People Aren’t Successful?

I hope, now you have understood the reason behind successful people. They began their journey at very early ages without thinking about perfectionism, how will it be done? They cultivated their talent gradually year-by-year and now they are counted among the richest people.

Whatever be your situation or condition, whether you have resources or not, just start your journey with whatever work you can do. Make the best use of every opportunity you have and trust me, you will also achieve success in some years.

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How to Be Motivated in Life

How to Be Motivated in Everything You Do? Motivation in Study, Work & Life!

How to stay motivated in life is one of the most sought after question amongst all. Everyone wants to become successful and for that you have to persevere a lot, which can only be done if you are motivated in whatever work you are doing for your dreams.

Motivation is the key to riches, success and happiness. So, today I will be talking about motivation in detail and also share some amazing tips to be motivated all the time, whatever you do whether you study or work.

What is Motivation?

First of all, let’s talk about the meaning of motivation. So, if you break it, it is made from the word “motive” which means “reason“.

Whatever you are doing right now, there is a reason behind it. If you are reading this post, there is also a motive/reason behind the same; you want to learn something about motivation from me.

According to me, “Motivation is anything which gives you a reason to do something in your life.

People often search for it outside, they think others will motivate them to do whatever they want to achieve in their life. But, that’s not the truth. If you want to find your motivation in life, that exists inside you.

No one, except yourself, can motivate you. And for that your REASON must be clear, why you are doing or why you want to do anything.

How to Be Motivated in Life?

As I discussed above, motivation is nothing but your REASON why are doing the work you are doing now or why you want to do the same in future.

If you want to stay motivated all the time, your REASON should be so DEFINITE that no other thought/factor/excuse may dominate over the same.

And by chance, if you get demotivated any time, just remind your REASON why you should do it. One more thing to be ket in mind, your reason must be backed up by some consequences visually imprinted into your mind.

The work your are doing for your dreams, if that’s emotionally connected with you; then you can get back to your work just be reminding the reason and the consequences. And if this doesn’t work somehow, then you need to set more definite purpose and reason so that no other feelings can dominate over that.

Frankly speaking, no other individual can motivate you for your dreams. They can only inspire and guide you. So, decide thoroughly your DEFINITE REASON why you want to do that.

How to Stay Motivated at Work?

If you are working anywhere, then just think of your family whenever you get demotivated. Also, if you don’t work effectively, then you won’t get better wages, your lifestyle will be affected and you will face problems in your life.

Businessmen have big goals like becoming the top personality in respective field, bring changes to people, give them happiness and serve the nation. Whatever be your reason why you want to do something or doing right now, just think of it and its consequences whenever you feel demotivated and negative.

Students Motivation in Study & School

If you go to school, do you have any reason why you go? The reality is, most of you go to school because your parents have enrolled you into it and if you don’t go, you will be scolded and beaten.

I know, you are too younger to have some definite goal-oriented reasons to go to even school. But, think at least of learning something which can help you to develop your mind and build some skills which you can monetize later to lead a better life.

Don’t think so much, just make a goal to, let’s say, top your annual examination. Prepare for that with sincerity, read a lot, understand the concepts, remember and practice as much as you can do in your whole session. Give you best and whenever you feel demotivated, just think of your desire to become a topper and the feeling after you will top the exam.

This small practice will make you motivated in everything what you are doing. It’s very simple and you know very well that simple things are usually hard to do on a regular basis.

Conclusion: How to Find Your Motivation in Life?

Everyone must have a goal to achieve, because you can’t persevere for a long time you have no direction. Whoever you are, whatever your goal might be and whatever you are doing right now; take a small break, sit alone calmly, think about your dreams and goals and the REASON followed by consequences why you want to do the same and you are doing right now.

Your mindset and intuition is the only source of motivation which can help you in achieving success in your life. Spend some good time with yourself analysing your current lifestyle and your dreams.

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