Welcome to Essential Life Skills.net
a website dedicated to contributing to your personal development and
What is personal development?
development is the pursuit of developing, honing and
mastering the skills that help us become the best that we can, with
all that we have. It is the reaching for and realizing of our full
potential as human beings.
We all want to live full, productive lives, but sometimes, we just
don't know where to begin. There is so much information 'out there'
that it can be overwhelming and hard to sort out. Depending on
the problem, what seems to work for one person, may not necessarily
work for everyone. There are so many different programs,
strategies and techniques, that it's hard to chose the right
One thing, however, is certain. If we want
to accomplish anything in life and realize our full
potential, we must have some skills - in this case life skills.
In order to excel at a job, a sport, or any discipline, a person must acquire and master
certain skills. Living life
fully and productively is no different.
Furthermore, possessing life skills enables you to deal with the
life's inevitable difficulties and adversities more effectively.
It lessens your chances of overusing prescription drugs, engaging in
addictive behaviors and experiencing overall despair and
hopelessness. When you have the proper tools and strategies at your
disposal, you have more control
over your life and are therefore happier
and more productive.
Where do you begin?
You begin by establishing a firm foundation. That foundation is
"you". You must know who you are, what you want, and what
you are capable of. You must then determine which values, goals and
principles you will set up to guide your actions.
about and applying the 9 Essential Life Skills will help you:
know and understand yourself better
live life more consciously and deliberately
attain personal satisfaction and fulfillment.
Often, the hardest part in any endeavor is getting started, however
once you do, there is a surprising snowball effect. You will begin to feel
good about what you're doing and you'll want to continue. You
will strive to keep improving and you will aspire to become the
best you that you can.
As you continue on the journey of personal development, you will become aware
that there is so much more knowledge and information to be discovered and
uncovered than you ever thought possible - knowledge about yourself, knowledge about others, knowledge
about life and the world around you.
Personal development is about desiring and pursuing
To assist you in your pursuit of knowledge and in expanding your
horizons, I encourage you to read and explore the pages on the
We often tend to overlook how much they contribute to personal development and
to the balancing of the personality.
The good news is, that acquiring Essential
Life Skills will not only contribute to your personal
growth and development, it will make you a more interesting and
Why are these skills essential?
Because without having developed them, you
will always feel that something is missing in your life. What good is
all the financial success in the world if you don't have self-confidence,
know who you really are, what you want, or what you are doing
We've all witnessed many outwardly successful and famous people who
have not been able to find personal happiness. No amount of fame or
fortune could fill the void they felt inside.
Therefore, in order to enjoy the fruits of
any achievement we must first be happy with ourselves and possess the