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4 Smart Ways to Challenge Yourself

https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/4-smart-ways-challenge/

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4 Smart Ways to Challenge Yourself
The idea of challenging yourself is one of the pillars of personal development. By challenging yourself, you grow as a person and you learn to trust yourself more, which greatly increases your likelihood of having happiness and success in life. Some ways of challenging yourself though are better than others.

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Challenging yourself

The idea of challenging yourself is one of the pillars of personal development.

By that, you grow as a person and you learn to trust yourself more, which greatly increases your likelihood of having happiness and success in life.

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Ways of challenging yourself

The best ones in my view are the ones that meet 3 fundamental conditions:

  1. They take you out of your comfort zone without putting you in serious danger
  2. They provide you an intense, accelerated learning experience
  3. They help you develop skills and attitudes that are highly valuable to you in life.

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Meeting New People

Meeting New People

This stimulates your social skills to grow

You learn how to talk with all sorts of people and to keep conversations flowing. You  also get better at cues, and you become more skilled at navigating complex social situations.

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Travelling

Travelling

Travelling takes you out of the environment you’re familiar with, and throws you into the unfamiliar. 

You get exposed to new places, new cultures, new customs, and of course, new people. And in this sea of novelty, you adapt and you grow.

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Physical Exercise

Physical Exercise

It's a good way to push yourself out of your comfort zone.

Through regular exercise, not only that you train your body and you develop your strength, speed, endurance and so on, but you also train your mind. You develop willpower, perseverance, determination  and confidence. 

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Aiming High in Your Career

Aiming High in Your Career

By setting and pursing such goals, you will be forced to develop as a person.

You’ll need to study, to develop your expertise in your field, to innovate and to take calculated risks. All of this implies unbelievable self-growth.

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Travelling can help enhance your life

Travelling can help enhance your life
  • Discover yourself:  It leads you on to that path of self-discovery about what your strengths and weaknesses may be.
  • Appreciation: you appreciate even the most s...

Developing our strengths

Although we usually see our weaknesses as more changeable than our strengths, research shows that we should not focus on improving our weak parts, but to develop our strengths.

Identifying strengths

Try to see your strengths in relation to what energizes you. Something is a strength if: 

  • it makes you feel successful
  • you're drawn to it
  • it fully engages you
  • after doing that activity, you feel energized and fulfilled.

Ask the people around you

It's difficult for us to see our own strengths, but people around us (friends, coworkers, family members, mentors) will most likely see them clearly.

The goal is to identify things that you wouldn't have thought of on your own—or to find patterns.