Lots of people wonder, ‘Should I challenge myself?’ The short answer is yes if you want to improve yourself and your life. But, that’s not very motivating. So, let’s talk about 5 reasons why challenging yourself is so important.
1. Challenges Help You See Your Potential
You can’t know what you’re capable of until you try. Challenging Yourself will help you in many areas of life.
- Sometimes you challenge yourself and you improve a skill.
- Sometimes you challenge yourself and discover something new about yourself.
- Sometimes you challenge yourself and start to believe that you are capable of doing something you never thought possible before.
- Sometimes you challenge yourself and your beliefs start to shift.
When you take on a challenge, you may find yourself saying ‘I can’t do/be/have’ less often.
2. Challenges Improve Your Relationships
You must challenge yourself if you want to better your relationships. Even when other people are not facing issues alongside you, every challenge has the potential to negatively affect your relationships in one way or another.
For instance, if a challenge helps you acquire confidence, it will improve all of your relationships. You’ll be more eager to contribute your ideas, provide a hand, and carry out the necessary tasks.
An old proverb states that you must love yourself before you can love others. To change how other people interact with and perceive you, always work on yourself.
You’ll be astonished at how your interactions with other people alter as you push yourself to become a better version of yourself, love yourself more, be a better person, and do great things.
3. Challenges Help You See Things From Other People’s Pont Of View
The fact that we refuse to acknowledge that other people have different views and methods of doing things is the root cause of a great number of problems, both big and minor.
Taking on certain challenges is crucial if you want a less combative life with more peace and cooperation. You may frequently see things from other people’s perspectives by challenging yourself.
Even if you disagree with them, the tiny challenge of following someone will exercise your thinking and help you better understand why other people think the way they do. Additionally, being aware of their perspective enables you to cooperate rather than compete with one another and resolve problems rather than causing new ones.
In our private lives as well as on a larger scale, we require that degree of comprehension and cooperation.
4. Start With Small Challenges, You Will Already Start To See The Change
It’s crucial to remember that a challenge doesn’t always have to last for a month. Although 30-day challenges are fantastic, you may complete a shorter challenge and get significant rewards.
There is an amazing Ted Talk about how small challenges can have a huge impact on your life. I would advise anyone reading this blog to have a listen.
5. Gain Confidence As You Challenge Yourself
You begin to gain confidence in your skills and in yourself as you overcome obstacles, and this confidence can enhance your job life, relationships, and so much more.
I once read a tale of a person who desired to pen a book but had no idea where to begin. She had never before written anything. She participated in a writing contest. The difficulty was in coming up with a fresh concept from scratch, working with others, and starting to sell books. This task showed her that she was capable of starting from scratch and building a website that combined her passions with the interests of others. She eventually wrote numerous new works as a result, becoming a well-known novelist.
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