Problem Solving: Many disciplines contain elements that are difficult to understand. From complex juggling patterns to understanding the dynamics of a diabolo to working on acrobatics with a partner. Continually making an effort to figure these out improves your problem solving skills.
Concentration: Circus skills performance is not possible without concentration. Without it the juggler will drop object, the aerialist could hit the crash mat or the acrobatic position could collapse. With correct learning and through ongoing practice the practitioner will see an increase in their ability to concentrate at the task at hand.
Patience: One must be patient with oneself in order to acquire the skills of circus. Often, a trick must be practiced many times before your muscles learn the knack to it, and dropping props is a fact of circus life. Patience is a virtue. It can grow on you.
Self-confidence: Being able to reflect back on your hard work and having a nice trick to show for it is a great confidence booster. The more you advance at a given skill the more you feel a sense of achievement and confidence in your ability.
Fitness and flexibility: Acrobatics, acrobalance, and aerial all lead to good fitness and flexibility. Proper warming up and stretching is essential to care for your body and should be practiced at all levels of circus.