12 Great skills for young adults! What would change in a teenager’s life if these character skills drove their behavior at school, home, and with their friends?
Responsibility – Taking full and complete ownership of yourself and the tasks given
to me and seeing them to their completion without complaining, blaming, or making
Teachability – A willingness to seek and accept new information outside yourself,
plus the humility to openly consider it, combined with the ability to make personal
changes that reflect your new knowledge.
Respect – Deferring to another person’s leadership, individuality, or position and
supporting their right to make choices, decisions, or take action without passing
judgment or criticizing them.
Courage – The ability to make yourself take the appropriate action, of word or deed,
in the face of people, situations, or opinions that seek to paralyze or silence you.
Mental Toughness – The ability to protect and maintain your focus, attitude, beliefs,
and thoughts from external and internal distractions and fears.
Honesty – Giving accurate and relevant information to a legitimate stakeholder in a
complete, compassionate, courteous and professional manner without editorializing
or skewing it.
Self-Control – The ability to stop yourself from doing things that will hurt you or
others and render your talents and abilities powerless.
Self-Discipline – Consistently making the right choice in all the small things you
decide every day until what you want to do is the same as what you need to do.
Persistence – A decision to see something through to the end while possibly facing
substantial obstacles or enduring long periods of time without seeing any positive
Patience – The courage to let situations and people work things through while
resisting the self-delusion that others cannot function without you controlling them.
Attention to Detail – You provide enough information and complete enough steps in a task that
the person who follows you can use your work with confidence.
Time Management – Prioritizing your life and work so you can accomplish what you
need in a timely manner and still have time for the things you want to do.