A brief overview of the non-cognitive skills required for student success

In every series, path or episode we offer, we are working hard to help build the core non-cognitive skills that will allow students to be successful personally, as well as academically. We've a number of specific skills which, when learnt and applied, will help students to achieve anything they set their mind to. Combined with our habits, each episode will bring students closer to mastery of these success skills. Below is brief description of each of the skills we cover.

Discovering your
Passions

Knowing the areas in your life that you're truly passionate about can be a critical first step in creating a life that brings you joy and success.

Developing
Happiness 

Happiness is more than a smile on your face, and while it comes easier to some, we can show you how to increase your own level of happiness.

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Building
Willpower

Achieving anything worthwhile means working hard over long periods of time. We'll help you build your willpower so you can go the distance.

Taking
Action

Learning to identify and then take the actions that will move you toward your goals is one of the best ways of ensuring that you actually achieve them.

Self-Awareness
 

Learn to 'Know thyself'.
If you know who you are, how you operate best, and what spins your wheels, success becomes much easier.

Positive
Habits

Habits form the pathway to take you where you want to go. Making sure they're positive and in line with your goals is key to success.

Developing
Persistence

Persistence (sometimes called Grit) is crucial to ensuring you achieve your goals, allowing you to keep going in the face of any adversity. 

Self-Confidence
 

You are capable of achieving anything you desire that you put your mind and energy into. Deeply knowing this is to develop self-confidence.

Setting
Goals

Knowing where you want to go and what you want to achieve is the first step in actually achieving it. But you must set the
right goals.

Building
Discipline

All success takes discipline. Discover the techniques to make you more disciplined and create the life you truly want to live.

Creating
Self-Belief

Believing that you deserve a life based on your passions, that fills you with happiness can be a challenge for some. But you do deserve it. 

Having
Empathy

Empathy will allow you to understand other's points of view, build relationships and open your eyes to greater opportunities.

Perfect
Practice

We all know that getting where you want to go requires practice. But if you're going to practice, learn to get the most
out of it.

Accepting
Failure

We all face some form of failure in our lives. We'll teach you how to learn from it so it doesn't prevent you from achieving success.

Taking
Responsibility

No one can live your life for you, and no one else is responsible for the life you live. Learning to take responsibility can change everything.

Facing Your
Fears

To succeed at anything worthwhile, you'll undoubtedly come up against things that scare you. Find out how take them on.

A Positive
Attitude

A positive, can-do attitude will take you far. We'll share with you a range of ways to have the right attitude in any situation.

Developing
Courage

To reach our true potential and our most ambitious goals can take a lot of courage. We'll show you how to develop it.

 Leadership
 

With initial success comes the inevitable requirement to lead. Effective leadership leads to even more success.

 Communication
 

You'll need support from others to achieve your goals. Learning to communicate effectively will help you to succeed.

Positive
Routines

Routine may sound like a boring word, but people who create positive routines for their life get positive results.

Creating
Plans

Understanding where you want to go is critical, but having a plan that outlines the steps to take makes all the difference.

Creativity
 

Creativity is not a talent that you either do or don't have. It is a skill that can be developed over time like any other. We'll show you how.

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Building
Relationships

Meeting people is important, but building positive relationships built on mutual support for each other gives a more powerful outcome.

The Power of
Repetition

Taking action will get you moving in the right direction. Regularly repeating that action will get you to where you want to be.

Practicing
Mindfulness

Mindfulness practices can help you to manage stress, and these techniques have also been shown to improve overall happiness.

Taking the
Initiative

Learn how to recognize opportunities in which you get ahead, by taking the initiative and standing out from the crowd.

Gratitude
 

A principle of happiness. Being grateful is about appreciating what you do have rather than focusing on what you don't.

Managing
Stress

Anything worth achieving can have its difficulties. Learn to manage the moments of stress you'll face in chasing your dreams.

A Sense of
Community

Having a sense of community is all about being part of something bigger than yourself. Discover the benefits.

Having
Patience

As the saying goes, 'good things take time'. Learn the skills to become more patient with yourself and with everyone else.

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Providing
Value

Creating happiness and success for you, usually means creating and providing value for others.