It’s important that you challenge yourself every day. After all, what would life be without the opportunity to continually stretch ourselves? Whatever your goals may be, in advancing them, testing our limits to how far we can go is key.
Within this article, we’ll explore some practical ways to challenge yourself every day and become successful.
Challenge YOurself by Passion
What drives you or moves you in a way that makes your goals so real to you? Think about it, what good are your goals if they aren’t real to you? Just like any marathon, it takes a lot of preparation, and a lot of practice to achieve your utmost.
Could you imagine building muscle without having lifted any weights? I mean, as impressive as it means, it would be a bit unrealistic to expect anything from it all. When you’re able to connect your goals to your passion, you not only find it enjoyable, but you find that it’s worth doing as well.
A Student that Soaks
What better way to learn than by being a receiver of knowledge? By no greater way are we able to find growth than by listening and learning, as they say. The more you listen, the more you learn. And the more you learn, the more you’re able to grow from where you were to where you’ll be.
By being intentional about expanding your mind, the better equipped you’ll be to face new challenges. And when you’re able to deal with these challenges, success finds you. Remember, success is always around the corner from the struggles it takes for us to reach it.
Being uncomfortable is sometimes what separates us from true comfort. I learned that comfort keeps us from doing the extra work it takes for us to arrive at our destination. At the end of the day, comfort gets you what you’ve always gotten. Nothing more.
Challenge Yourself to Do More
You really want to challenge yourself? Do more. We all tend to do the things we know. That’s because when we don’t know something there is a bit of discomfort we experience. The idea of not knowing brings us anxiety. I mean, it’s not like we were born knowing it all, right?
The more we do, the more exposure we allow ourselves, the more opportunity we’ll find within the realm of growth. Don’t be afraid to do something you believe is difficult. Because long before something was easy, it was once hard.
So challenge yourself to do more than you’ve ever done. Do so knowing that everything you do contributes to a newer, more empowered version of yourself. The more empowered you are, the more motivation you find to keep on going when all signs point towards your stopping point.
Bring it In
So how do we bring it all in? Well, challenging yourself every day is essential to becoming your greater version. By being intentional about where it is you want to go, the route to getting there gets easier. You’ll realize that along the way, you’ll build a fortress unbreakable.
Along our journeys in this life, too often do we forget, or neglect to celebrate our wins along the way. How can you challenge yourself and not allow yourself the space to take it all in. Remember, the finish line is only important because of what took place between the lines.
Therefore, without constant celebrations, it is easy to give up. Fortunately for us, we don’t give up, no matter what. We keep on going no matter what. You find that, despite the struggles, on the other side of it all, it’s a journey worth taking.