1The best things in life can be free, but that does not mean they need time, effort and perseverance to get them. That is just the case when it comes to learning important life skills.

To determine which talents are worth investing for, we ask ourselves this question: "What are the most difficult and most useful skills to learn?" Here are the highlights:

There are so many tricks prescribed to fall asleep, that it is often difficult to track them. But no matter what you choose, setting up a ritual can help ensure you have a pleasant dream. Numerous studies show that being in line with sleep schedule makes it easier to reconcile and wake up, it also helps you sleep much better.2

Empathy, as company owner Jane Wurdwand explains, is a fundamental human capacity that has too easily renounced modern business:

"Empathy - the ability to feel what others feel - is what makes good sales and truly great service personnel. Empathy as a spiritual team - Esprit d'corps - motivates people to strive harder. Empathy pushes employees beyond their own apathy, to go for something bigger, because they feel something bigger than a paycheck. "


2. Empathy

Effective time management is one of the skills most valued by employers. While there is not a single right way, it is important to find a system that works for you and stick to it, explains Alina Grzegorzewska: “The hardest thing to learn for me was how to plan. Not meeting what I planned, but I also did an epic to-do list and programmed so thoroughly that I was really able to complete all the tasks on schedule. ”

3. Time Management


“I was once told at a job interview: You can not have this job if you can not ask for help when you need it,” writes Louise Christy. “Naturally, I told myself I could. Later, I discovered that the previous person with that job had screwed up for a long time, because he was more in his head, but he could not admit it and he did not ask for help. ” Knowing when help is needed and then asking for it is surprisingly difficult to learn and do, because no one wants to be perceived as weak or incompetent. However, a recent study by the Harvard Business School suggests that doing so makes you see more, not less, capable. According to the authors of the study, when you ask people about advice, validate your intelligence or knowledge.

4. Ask for help


Whether you're trying out a new exercise routine, studying for final exams, or working on a major project, Jalil Syed writes, consistency is vital to maintaining any type of success.

Often, people stop working hard when they reach the top, but to maintain that superior position they have to work harder and be more consistent in their work.
5. Constancy


"Ultimately, it does not matter what others think of you," writes Shobhit Singhal, "but think of yourself, that's certainly what matters, and it takes time to build that level of trust and the ability to believe in you Even when no one else does. "

The other side of the positive conversation is negative internal dialogue, which Betsy Myers, founding director of Bentley University's Center for Women and Business, believes that she can slowly undermine her confidence.
6. Positive self-talk


“You can not go around complaining about everything that does not seem right in this world,” writes Roshna Nazir. “Sometimes you just have to shut up.” There are many cases that keep you out of your mind. “When we are angry, upset, agitated or irritated,” writes Anwesha Jana, “we let out anything and everything that comes to our mind.” And later, you repent. Keeping your mouth shut when you are agitated is one of the most valuable skills to learn, and of course, one of the most difficult.

7. Know when to shut up and actually do it


8. Listen

One tip for actively listening is to repeat what you have heard from the other person again. It makes things so much easier that everyone is on the same page.


9. Pay Attention to Your Own Matters

Pitting your nose in other people's work is not very useful and a waste of time and resources even if you are the last honest person standing.


10. Resistance to gossip

One of the easiest ways to lose confidence is the gossip of people behind your back.


One of the easiest ways to lose confidence is the gossip of people behind your back. 11. Mastering Your ThoughtsTo do what you want to do and achieve what you want to achieve, you need to consciously direct your thinking, writes Mark Givert: “The challenge is that we are the product of our past experience and all our thinking is the result of this. However, the past is not the same as the future. “12