Skills for success


Merely teaching students to memorise something and repeating it back in an exam has become the starting point of understanding knowledge and is no longer seen as the end result for which you will receive marks. The bigger picture also entails much more than just marks in the exam, it is about the ability to use the knowledge in problem solving.

Being motivated and working hard is a good start, but there are specific skills that seem to set learners, students, and other successful individuals apart from the rest. These include:

  1. Goal setting
  2. Time management and prioritising
  3. Critical thinking
  4. Problem solving
  5. Confrontation handling
  6. Information analysis
  7. Informed decision making skills
  8. Communication and negotiation skills
  9. Relationship networking
  10. Self-discipline
  11. Confidence and positive self-presentation
  12. Positive attitude
  13. Money management
  14. Resilience and creative adaptability
  15. Persistence
  16. Balance

Which skills do you consider essential for success?
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