Matthew Gates http://notetoservices.com 3m 815 #survive
The views of this article are the perspective of the author and may not be reflective of Confessions of the Professions.
To Be Successful, You Need Only One Skill
Success is different from everyone with some people wanting to help others and seeing that as success, to others owning a company or a business and getting rich. The individual is the one who defines their own success. When we fail, we see ourselves as not successful, but in the eyes of everyone else, it happened to be the most successful thing in the world. What we may not think is success is success to someone else. Everyone has their own type of success, even those who fail have had a type of success. If there is one skill that most of us learn in this world when it comes to success, that skill is survival.
It may seem that survival is something that you do when you go into the forest and you are stranded for days without shelter, food, or water. Survival, however, expands beyond to civilization and everyone everywhere is trying to survive one way or another. A single mother is trying to survive and help her children survive by making sure her children have shelter and food. A single individual is trying to survive by making sure rent is paid. A family is trying to keep their unit comfortable and safe. A homeless person is trying to find his or her next meal from day to day in order to survive. For many others, survival is simply going to work, getting through the day, in order to bring home that paycheck so that survival is possible.
When I was younger, both my parents taught my siblings and I the means for survival at a very young age, teaching us some of the most important life lessons there was to learn. They taught us this: If you want something, you must work for money and by using that money that you worked for, you can obtain that thing you want. It makes you think hard about how valuable your time is and whether that thing is really worth it or not.
As you get older, more important than that thing you want is survival. Making sure you have safe and secure shelter, your bills are paid, and you have eaten are top priorities. If you have family and children, they are probably your priorities before yourself. Something I have learned from my parents, especially from my Dad is to always make sure that you can survive in any situation.
When it comes to survival in the world of civilization, it is being so well-rounded that you can adapt and learn new skills easily. Whether you are a waiter or waitress, a web designer or programmer, an entrepreneur, or many other professions that are in demand, you have a skill that you can use to sell yourself. That skill is your means to survival. In most cases, the best type of survival skill is your personality.
There are some people who may not be skilled in the job they are applying for, yet they somehow managed to get the job, learn it quickly, and work their way into everything because they have learned how to adapt to their situation in order to survive. Many of us feel secure, but there are plenty of us who have gone through that situation where you head into work, only to find out, you won’t be working that day. You are to be unemployed.
For some people, they may feel broken, lost, scared, unsure about their future. There are others, however, that file for unemployment, enjoy their few months off, than look for a job again. Still, there are plenty more people who start looking for a job right away and successfully get back into a new job or career, not phased by getting laid off one bit. Rather than let negativity affect them, they remain positive as their means of survival, do what they have to do, and because of that, they remain largely successful.
When it comes to any situation, survival is our most prized skill to have. It is what saves us, allows us to think about what to do in a given situation, and do it. In some situations, survival may lead us to kill or be killed, speak up and go for the position or take the backseat, or to simply go by as unnoticed as possible in order to get through the situation.
Survival allows us to live on very little, gives us that small bit of hope for continuing on in order to live our lives, and ensures that we are always striving to ensure that no matter what happens, no matter what the circumstance is, that our number one reason for living, and our number one skill that we strive to teach our loved ones and use ourselves, is the most important thing we have in life: Our ability to survive.