LEVEL UP! ADDING THE ‘PRO’ TITLE TO THAT SKILL
Are you having self-pity because you think you are not as talented as others? Or maybe you have the skills but you wish to improve them. What can you do?
Skills are learned and anyone can be a master at one skill or more with the right amount of dedication, knowledge, and experience. If you want to enhance your skills, then there are ways you can do to help achieve this goal.
Find out what you are good at.
First, you need to identify what are the skills that you already possess—especially those that you want to improve. No matter how many skills you have, you need to pick your topmost expertise so you can focus on enhancing them.
Do not hide them.
Being shy is one of the reasons why a skill is usually left forgotten in a corner. If you want to improve your skills, then you need to come out of your closet and use them whenever and wherever needed. You need to get used to using them around people so that they can be beneficial to yourself and others.
Be involved in activities that will require them.
The more you use your skills, the more that they are honed. For this reason, do not miss opportunities that will allow you to showcase what you got there. For instance, if you are good at playing instruments, then be involved in a band that plays in events.
Enroll in short courses and training that can enhance them.
Look for short courses or workshops that will not only give you a certificate of completion but will train you to be more effective in handling your skills too. These can supply you with fresh knowledge about your specialties, which can help you level up.
Keep using them.
What you do not use, you will eventually lose. If you do not use your skills for a long time, there is a tendency that you will forget about them. Therefore, keep your skills active and growing by constantly using them, whether professionally or just for your personal satisfaction.
Practice, practice, and practice.
Aside from frequently using your skills, you need to be intentional in practising them. Practice makes perfect, so if you want to improve your skills, then you need to allot a practice time for each those. It may not be possible to achieve perfection, but at least you can gain excellence.