Author and speaker, Brian Tracy, has often written that:
“Most people are just one new skill away from doubling their income”
In other words, a new skill can open a new world of opportunity or experience, both personally and professionally.
Legendary samurai, Miyamoto Musashi wrote:
“You must train in the way and practice daily”
Part of that “way” being the practice of developing new skills and staying the course with said skills practice.
Current science and medicine is finding compelling evidence that engaging in new activities, particularly later in life stimulates the brain and actually improves mental capacity, sometimes even physical vitality. It has been suggested this can combat Alzheimer’s and even improve mental alertness, contrary to conventional wisdom.
It’s also been proven that new skills can be effectively developed, regardless of natural ability, measured IQ or perceived physical limitations.
Much of what we do is simply skill development, here are some examples
So what new skills will you go for in 2017?