Personal Skills - What You Bring To Life
Personal skills - what are they and do we have them? We may not think we have values in life yet we have the principles and standards that we live by. We may not think we have talents but we have strengths, and those we bring to life.
In the same way we have our strengths, those things we enjoy, those things we are good at. And we also have personal skills, and those we bring to the table of life, too.
What can they be?
What personal-skills can we have? They can be many and varied
Looking at personal skills in this way shows us that we can all possess them. Our challenge is to dust them off and use them to good advantage in life.
A definition of a skill
How can we define these personal skills that we all possess - (or the ones we are yet to discover)?
Being skilful and utilizing those skills both for ourselves and the common good will open up new opportunities for us in life. Realizing that we do have abilities and the wherewithal to use them can herald a new era in our life.
Making a contribution to life through our own individual efforts can bring many benefits and its own rewards. Here are some of them
Dormant or fully used?
What is the point of having personal skills if they lay hidden or unused? Do we not lose a little of ourselves in not utilizing our skills and strengths?
Doing something on our own is fine, but is it not better to share and contribute, to give freely and not just be selfish and take. Though we can do things on our own, teamwork is the thing that can get some things going. Working together with others, sharing the effort and hard work as well as the results and glory, is another experience we should all discover and enjoy.
But I don't think I have any skills . . .
We look around and we can see others working away, really enjoying themselves - and utilizing their skills and strengths at the same time. And we wonder whether we can join them. But we are not certain how we can do that.
Perhaps we need to look at our life and see the good we have done. See the people we have affected by our actions, our deeds, our words. See the contributions we have made.
See the things we are interested in. See the things we enjoy. See the things we have an aptitude for or with.
See the direction our life is going. See the new opportunities ahead of us. See the areas where we can make a real contribution.
Look back and realize . . .
And looking back at what we have done and what we are now doing we will be able to see the skills we have – no matter what they are. They are our ability to make a difference.
Look at them more closely and see what they are. Look for ways you can use them. It can be a little here and a little there. It does not have to be a huge project, though if that is your forte then go for it.
But just see what you can do. How you can help. How you can direct the play of life. How you can influence the things happening around you.
Make your move . . .
Then get started - and enjoy the journey. Stretch yourself a little. Give a little. Give of yourself. And you will see how life has its way of rewarding you.
Be it in new opportunities. Be it in new avenues opening up. Be it in new paths becoming visible or old paths becoming clearer.
Let yourself go into this future that is yours. And enjoy yourself being yourself and utilizing all that you have been given and have developed - your personal skills among them. Share a bit of yourself and see where life takes you.
Meaning and purpose
We all look for satisfaction in life. We all want to enjoy our life. We all are trying to get the most out of things. We can find direction and purpose in the things we do. And if they stretch us, if they challenge us, and we meet those hurdles we feel the better for it.
And if we give of ourselves we may be surprised at what can happen. We can get enthused by life while we act in the greater good. Being skilful is one of pleasures in life. And, remembering we are all different in our abilities and aptitudes, allow ourselves to let our personal skills be used. Let ourselves flower and blossom with the passage of time and our contribution both to our own life and also the life in which we find ourselves.
Allow your personal skills to come forth and make the difference in life that only you can.