The Foundation Challenge
The Competencies of a Young Adult
This is the third core challenge to go with forming a young adult identity and developing relationships. The key questions to be answered are:
- What do I need to be able to do to succeed as a teenager and as a young adult?
- What knowledge must I gain, what skills must I develop, what attitude or approach to life must I develop?
- How do I do that?
- Who can help me?
Note. This is a challenge where you can have a surprising amount of control over the experience and outcomes. Building the competencies to be a successful young adult is more straightforward than dealing with the Identity and Relationships. That’s not to say that it is easy or that it doesn’t take a lot of effort, but it is more within your realm of control.
You can develop some of these competencies in the settings you normally inhabit, like school, home and work. But some of these competencies require that you think creatively about where and how to develop them.
The Good News
The good news is that you don’t have to master all of these competencies. Some you just need to be just OK at, some you need to be good at a few you will need to master. One of the key parts of this section of the site is the focus on the mastery process, particularly “learning to love the plateau”, which is one of the secrets for a successful life.
Table of Contents – Competencies