The good news is that the worldwide workforce is gaining in vital skill sets and abilities. The bad news is that United States workers are lagging behind the rest of the world. And the gap is growing, which is a dangerous trend for the U.S.A.
Unless you're a Major League Baseball player, you probably don't readily admit to being a superstitious person – at least not at the office, where being sensible and making decisions based on data is part of projecting a professional image. But in reality, most of us do harbor at least one or two totally baseless beliefs. Sometimes, these are harmless (astrology lovers, we're looking at you) but sometimes, superstitions can keep you from achieving your goals. If you recognize any of these, use this Friday the 13th to engage in a little cognitive restructuring.
Nearly everyone has heard the saying, “Practice makes perfect” at some point in their life. Yet, what few people actually realize is that it’s 100 percent true. Repeated focus on any skillset can help to produce greater perfection. Whether you are learning a new hobby or just trying to hone your work related skills, taking the time to do it daily can help you to become better at it.