As vague as it may sound but every individual is special, every single person is unique in their own way and every soul needs to catch up to stay in front of the line.
Does it fail to ring a bell? Well, let me tell you what it means.
While the special and unique part makes you who you are, staying ahead of the crowd is equally important to sustain among the huge crowd of talented, smart and successful people.
There are innumerable ways of how you can nourish your brain to transform yourself from being average to someone the world looks upon and one of the primary ways I believe is getting into a habit of learning new skills and things.
Again it fails to catch your attention, isn’t it? But trust me when I say that learning new skills is important, it changes you as a person from within.
There is no particular path to follow and you can dedicate a short amount of time as per your convenience to get hold of new skill sets.
What I have learned over the years is every-time you focus on learning new things; you are actually making your brain more fertile and giving yourself an extra edge over the rest. This extra edge or you might say a head start will take you places which you never thought you could reach.
I have witnessed my life taking a turn significantly and to my surprise, the turn always has been in the right direction and helped me grow in versatile ways.
After living a mainstream life for many years, when I discovered my underlying interest in a particular thing, the hunger to muster it got the best of me.
Just like everybody else, I loved pictures that looks amazing and has a story to tell, but when I realize my love for clicking such pictures is even more intense, things actually started getting better. I am not saying I am very good at it but I can guarantee it has helped in various ways.
Communication skills, concentration, confidence have been growing exponentially ever since and I am sure once you know the benefits, you will also put some effort to discover what skill set fascinates you or defines you.
Here are some of the advantages which can actually inspire to climb a new ladder f your life.
No matter how much we juggle with words and phrases, in the end, everyone knows the importance of money. Well, it might not be the most important thing for everyone but it does have a great deal of priority in the life of many.
Learning a new skill can get you far ahead on the growth curve and it has the potential to make things flourish in a better way.
Taking up a new language learning course or focusing on to improve writing skills adds a huge benefit. Even things like public speaking, photography (in my case) or technical knowledge can even help in the improvement of your lifestyle.
Creativity is not limited in any individual and you can nourish your brain to be more creative in multiple ways. Getting better at a certain thing readily improves the neurology of your system, thereby enhancing your brain to put more effort and eventually become more active.
The key factor is following a discipline to get better at a certain skill and watch yourself transforming into a genius. As weird as it may sound, skill learning also improves your problem-solving abilities.
When I face challenges in my professional life and in dire need of relaxation, I let my brain focus on how I can improve every picture I click further. This practice not only helps to click nicer pictures but also makes you skilled enough to deal with the challenge from a different perspective.
One of the most crucial benefits of adopting new skills are how you can totally transform the outlook you have upon yourself. Like me and every other person, deep down you know you are amazing but the ups and downs of life often force you to look at yourself in a demeaning manner.
Now, this is quite a normal scenario but an abnormal practice which can be treated by getting better at the psychological level.
As you learn a skill and get better at it, subconsciously you take pride and pat yourself for that achievement which actually enhances your self-esteem. For an example when you can carry a conversation in Mandarin, trust me you are bound to find yourself at a superior position. A constant reminder of your capabilities even at times of dire stress.
What happens to your memory when you engage yourself in intense learning sessions? It gets better. Finding interest in new things points to your mind being more and more active which in turn makes it more fertile thereby making you more capable to remember important things.
My work involves a lot of detailed study of various subjects and over the years I have actually felt the difference. To my surprise, things are much easier to remember now, even the smallest of things, just because my brain is active and not fooling around all the time.
I will tell you how I have started feeling more satisfied in a whole different way. After a day at work, my usual routine was heading home, chilling in front of my laptop, watching some TV shows or an intuitive session with online gaming.
However, I am not saying this is bad or wrong, everyone needs relaxation after the hectic day at work, but there are better things.
The days when I followed the same routine but instead of watching shows I watched videos that taught to get better at photography, somehow my mind and heart felt better.
Scientifically speaking, when you accomplish or achieve anything, happy hormones are released that elevates your satisfaction to a whole new level. I strongly believe when you feel more confident and satisfied with yourself, things are much better for you in every direction.
Change your life
On a broader prospect, everything you do can change your life but every new skill you learn has great potential to put your life in the right direction. A lot of people think about settling in a foreign land and when you learn the native language of that country, it gives you an edge over the non-speakers.
A strong foothold over any musical instrument can help you travel to places you have always wanted to. Similarly, every new skill has some or the other benefits which you can’t see it unless you dive deeper into the subject.