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Learning Throughout Life: The ARMY Glow-Up Skills Goal | #AGU_Skills

Skills-building is the process of acquiring and developing new competencies and abilities that are relevant and valuable for one’s personal and professional goals. Nurturing and strengthening skills learned from previous experiences are skills-building, too.

When we choose to continuously grow and improve our skills, we learn throughout life. This mindset of life-long learning and skills development allows us to cope with the changing demands and opportunities of the labor market, as well as enhance our personal and mental well-being.

The Skills Challenge

The members of BTS are all on active military duty. In more ways than one, they are learning new skills, though they are in a different environment, while fortifying the skills they have grown and developed from years of training and a decade of living the idol life. As ARMYs we can adapt the habit and attitude of learning and upskilling while waiting for 2025 and beyond.

The Skills goal is not only about acquiring technical expertise; it's also about unlocking untapped potential. It invites us to step outside of our comfort zones, explore uncharted territories, and discover new facets of our capabilities.

Setting Skills Goals

What personal goals can you work on under Skills? Here are some examples:

  • To gain courage to try something entirely new and different

  • To learn from and with other people

  • To hone and upskill as a means to achieving a higher life goal

  • To embrace change and become a more capable individual

Get that Glow Up

Here are some activities that you can do to support your Skills Goals:

  • Begin with goal-setting. Set goals that are clear and realistic for the skills you want to learn and why.

  • Find and choose a mentor, a coach, or a peer. Get feedback, guidance, and support, as well as best practices on your identified skills building goals. Learn from them and respect their rich experiences.

  • Diversify and enrich your learning experience by using different, learning tools and technology, such as books, articles, podcasts, videos, or online courses, to access and evaluate various sources of information and resources. 

  • Develop and refine your skills by practicing regularly and consistently, preferably within a structure and a schedule that fits your lifestyle. 

  • Take bite-size actions towards learning and upgrading skills to not get overwhelmed.

  • Take regular breaks to maintain your motivation and avoid burnout.

  • Make sure to celebrate your achievements no matter how big or small they may be.

Join the Glow-Up Movement

Enriching your skills is a journey on its own. To ensure success, you must take risks and learn from mistakes. Embrace challenges and listen to feedback of whatever kind. Sort through them with a mindset of becoming a better ARMY. Be proactive, not reactive. Ideate. Test and review. Apply the skills you've learned to real-world situations. Make use of the skills you have acquired Remember that skills building is a lifelong and ongoing process. What you have set out to do today may lead you to healthy habits and a more proactive lifestyle in the long run. 

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