5 Convincing Reasons Why You Must Challenge Yourself
Let’s be blunt here, staying in your comfort zone seems nice and cozy. And, it is. At least for a while. But, if you want to get better, you must challenge yourself.
We build walls around us by staying warm & cozy and remaining in our comfort zone. Before you know it, you’ll have built a mansion of comfort unless you are determined to become the best version of yourself.
The way to seize your hinge moments is to challenge yourself.
Whether it’s a personal, business, or physical challenge, you need to push the
boundaries, dig deep, and overcome.
Even if you start with small daily challenges, you must challenge yourself. The important thing is that you are pushing yourself to break the self-imposed barriers. Challenging yourself can completely change your life and open endless opportunities.
5 ways to challenge yourself
|1. Build Confidence|
|2. Grow Into Your Personality|
|3. KNOW That You Did Your Best|
|4. Take Control of Your Life|
|5. Share The Positivity With Others|
1. Build Confidence
While you can motivate yourself with quotes and affirmations, action is what will give you the lift that you need. When you overcome a difficult challenge, you’ll show yourself that you are better than you give yourself credit for.
You’ll be amazed at how your confidence will grow when you work on yourself by pushing the boundaries.
There is so much more in you than you think.
For example, if you feel that you are not good at writing, but want to be a good writer, or wish you were, then write! The best thing you can do is challenge yourself to write something every day.
You can start by sharing your own experience and story. You will soon discover that writing will become more comfortable and you will become more confident in your ability to produce engaging content. This is just one reason why you must challenge yourself.
2. Grow into Your Personality
Different life situations change us. Some of these make us better, while others make us bitter. The choices we make every day define us and make us into who we become. That is why challenging yourself is so important.
How will you get to the core of your personality if you don’t exploit all the possibilities?
When you push yourself and make decisions that don’t make you comfortable. That means that you’ll give yourself new goals, different perspectives, new habits, and ultimately become the person that you want to be.
3. Know that You Did Your Best
Living life full of regrets
can WILL tear you down. Life is either the pain of discipline OR the pain of regret.
You don’t want to look back and think, “If I had pushed myself just a little harder, who knows…”
“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for
anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter
The thing is that there will always be that small spark of doubt that will ask the question,
“Would it be different if I tried harder and believed more?”
4. Take Control of Your Life
Prove yourself that you are in control of your life and that your decisions are the ones
that shape your future. This belief is why you must challenge yourself!
Monica Hale, the CEO of Top Writers Review, shared a thought that helps her with life challenges: “Don’t blame fate. Don’t blame the luck. Don’t even try to blame it on the others. You are the boss of your life.”
You must challenge yourself because there is no stopping until you become aware that you are in control.
The rush that each challenge gives you can’t be described. It’s supposed to be exciting!
That is something you have to experience on your own, you can’t google it or buy it.
The best part of being a positive and accomplished person is that you’ll have the power
to share it with other people. Remember- NO ONE Gets There ALONE. Pass on the knowledge you attained along the way and share that motivation and inspiration with the world.
In the end, it’s your decision. Instead of wondering about how your life would look like if you were braver, it is better to challenge yourself and become the person you are
supposed to be.
It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.
Daniela McVicker is a content editor and blogger. She graduated from Durham University and has an MA in Psychological Science. Daniela has been combining her knowledge of psychology with her writing skills to help others to work on their mental toughness and their overall performance. She always thrives on recommending the best practices as well as innovative and useful approaches in her posts.
Dr. Rob Bell is a Sport Psychology Coach. His company DRB & associates coach executives and professional athletes and is based in Indianapolis. Some clients have included three winners on the PGA Tour, Indy Eleven, University of Notre Dame, Marriott, and Walgreens.
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