We’ve all worked hard to polish some pretty useless skills.
“Skills” like perfectionism, excuse-making and a deep expertise in controlling everything we can.
These are not skills we’re born with, but we sure do get excellent at them over time —and that’s not a good thing.
On Lifehack, there was an interesting piece about the eight skills we could all stand to remove from our repertoire.
In addition to the ones just mentioned, there’s fear, a fixed mindset, the desire for overnight success, the need to say yes when we don’t mean it, and the habit of surrounding ourselves with toxic people.
Now, we’re not all excellent at all of these skills. But most of us have honed at least a few.
Knock them off your repertoire, and you don’t just break bad habits.
You make space for more useful skills like emotional intelligence, human connection, communication prowess, and, of course, the hard skills we all need in our particular jobs.