The world is constantly changing, you need to adapt to new technologies and areas. If you didn’t finished school you definitely need to become a lifelong learner.
Self-Communication. Besides interacting with others you also need to know how to interact with yourself. Yes, this may sound foolish, but self-talk is a powerful tool to keep on learning. It all happens silently and mentally, your own thoughts, questions & answers, you give to yourself conduct your daily actions. Address it, meditation can be a great way to achieve this.
Critical Thinking. This is number one in our opinion. You can’t expect to be fed with information and take it for granted. Today’s society is full of the so called “fake news” and the school system almost obligates you to memorize things, contrary to learning them in the long run. In real life, you have to think with your own head, to be capable of analyzing situations and make your own judgement. Then, you can select what provides value to your life and what doesn’t. Gather the good stuff and make your own library of knowledge.
Problem Solving. The professional world doesn’t have time for worries and complains. Problems exist so that you can solve them and become better or wiser. By being capable of analyzing problems from all angles you can come up with the solution. You’ll have obstacles in your way at some point, so you need to find ways to overcome them.
Basic Computer Skills. Back then if you want to learn you need go to the local library and pick up a book. Now, information is at the distance of a click. You need to know how to search for information online to learn new things. Of course, depending on your profession computer skills might differ, but the basics are needed nevertheless: know how to write a document, make a spreadsheet, create a presentation, edit images and videos, write basic code, make a website and so on.
To Give A Presentation. You need to know how to present information to others. You may want to sell your product, to be hired by a specific company, to express yourself in a meeting, to give a public speech or to create a “how to” video, for instances. You can only do those things if you know how to clearly present information to people.
Interpersonal Skills. How to relate and interact with others on a daily basis. What questions to make, what answers to give. You need to know how to work in a team, how to negotiate, how to influence others and how to solve conflicts.