Low Fidelity October Topic:🧠Meta-Skills
The start of a new monthly topic series.
I am starting a new monthly topic series in which I will focus on a specific topic for a month to explore it at a deeper level. By breaking a topic into smaller, bite-sized pieces, I hope to connect with the topic in order to understand it better. A few of the topics that I’m considering are color theory, accessibility, design systems, the business of design, product design, user experience design, design process, design leadership, and UX writing to name a few.
To kick us off, during October, the topic will be Meta-skills.
What is a meta-skill?
A meta-skill, also known as a soft skill, is a skill that can be applied across all parts of our lives and are the foundations upon which we can build new skills to not only survive our present situation but also to make sure that we thrive in the future. Typically a skill is considered the domain of our work or play, such as sketching, prototyping, coding, or research. On the other hand, a meta-skill is a higher-level skill that enables us to learn new skills such as creativity, resilience, self-awareness, communication, and leadership, to name a few.
An example of a meta-skill is self-awareness. Self-awareness is how we see ourselves and how others see us objectively. By being aware of ourselves, our behaviors and habits, strengths, and weaknesses, we can be more confident, creative and make better decisions.
Meta-skills are an essential part of how we live and flourish in all aspects of our lives. They are the catalysts that enable us to adapt to changing conditions and are critical in helping us achieve our goals.
That’s it for today. Next, I’ll be exploring different types of meta-skills that can help us level up and power through our challenges to help us be the best we can be.
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