Saturday, 22 April 2017

Science shows 5 skills that determine success

How wealthy your background may determine how successful you will be in life, science have found out some of the skills to will determine the success of a person. According to new research published in PNAS, the official journal of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, researchers from the University College London followed 8,119 men and women to determine which life skills most directly contributed to their health and success. However they found that wealth, and happy upbringing did not necessarily determine how healthy and successful they were in life, but instead they identified some personality traits. According to the research, Emotional Stability is one of the skills one has to possess. To be successful in life, start with your own mental health, the researchers pointed out. "Our ability to stay 'in check' with our emotions is one of the most powerful life skills we have," explains Joshua Klapow, PhD, a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. According to him, Emotional stability is like a regulator on our life skill set. " It allows us to experience life but to come back to a middle ground." Researchers at the Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus found that those who were more in control of their emotions could handle typical work stressors better, leading to further opportunities and success at work and less stress overall. 2 Determination According to a research conducted by the U.K.'s University of Kent on the top skills employers look for when searching for new employees. Determination was among the top 10. Individuals with determination often gets to their required destination no matter the obstacles. Determination also boosts health. According to Dr. Klapow, "Determination is critical for health and well-being as the majority of our health and well-being goals require daily prolonged effort. 3 Self - Control According to a study, those who continued to exhibit the highest amount of self-control through their lives were less likely to develop health problems, have a substance addiction, have low income, or commit a crime. "As we learn to look at the world as a series of events and situations that we can exert control over, we feel mastery and predictability. That allows us to remain calm, to be determined, and to take action," says Dr. Klapow. According to him, it is not a matter of having false beliefs that we can control everything in our lives, but rather looking at situations and challenges and believing that our own actions can have an impact. 4 Optimism The University College London study, led by psychology professor Andrew Steptoe and his colleague Jane Wardle, showed that optimism, when combined with at least some of the other life skills, had profound impacts on our ability to take better care of our health and find success later in life. A study in Clinical Psychology Review researched the impact of optimism alone on health and success and revealed that optimistic people are more resilient to life's stressors, allowing them to move past negative aspects of their jobs and everyday lives more easily. 5 Conscientiousness This implies a desire to do a task well. Conscientious people are efficient and organized. A study in Frontiers of Psychology found that high conscientiousness more consistently determined one's life satisfaction, income, and success than the other life skills examined, including emotional stability and cognitive ability. Conscientiousness is a reliable predictor of academic grades, job performance, marital stability, and physical health. University of Illinois psychologist Brent Roberts told According to Harvard Medical School, you can heighten your conscientiousness by hanging around conscientious people who can encourage positive behaviors. Further Reading: