Must Have Skills To Flourish In This Digital Age

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Number one: Ability to learn, unlearn and relearn.

Things change so fast in this digital age that what worked yesterday will no longer work today and tomorrow you'll face same issue. Anyone who still trying to do things the way our ancestors used to should as well relocate to a jungle where things are still like they were during the days of our fathers.

Number two: Willing to make lots of mistakes.

If you are obsessed with being right always then you can kiss constant progress goodbye. Even companies are now willing to make a lot of mistakes, to take big bets and not get things right the first try. The most progressive companies are the ones making the most false starts. Google, General Electric, Apple, Microsoft, Naspers, Tesla and Samsung are some of the most innovative companies in the world and the one thing they all have in common is that they are constantly trying new things, making mistakes and getting better. If companies recognize the importance of trying new things and willing to make lots of mistakes, why then should you chain yourself to only trying things you can't fail at?

Number three: Love Technology

It is called the digital age for a reason -- it is driven by technology. So how can you flourish if you ignore the very foundation this new age is built on? You have to embrace the time and love technology. Be willing to learn new technology and upgrade knowledge of the old. Don't be like those people who say everything is changing so fast that by the time you are done learning the new one it has now become the old one. Better to be one or two curves behind than to be decades behind. Plus, it same struggle for everyone and you get rewarded for trying harder than most people.

Number four: Be a little crazy.

Lastly, you need to be a little crazy to not just survive but thrive in this crazy world. Just be sure to choose the type of craziness that blends with your person (or blood, as we Yorubas say).

All the best!


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