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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 likelih...

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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 ...

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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 reading social

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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...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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Stay Challenged

By staying challenged you do not slip into the dangerous comfort zone. You can stay challenged by:

  • Doing anything that you don't know how to do.
  • Doing more than you have time for.

This makes your brain cells work in creative ways for you to figure out new things and how to incorporate them into your life.

Big Goals

If your goals are mediocre and small, you will slip into distractions and routine work. It's always better to have an audacious goal.

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