How to Create Professional Growth - Nat Eliason
By staying challenged you do not slip into the dangerous comfort zone. You can stay challenged by:
This makes your brain cells work in creative ways for you to figure out new things and how to incorporate them into your life.
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As you make more decisions (especially difficult ones), and as you consider more options, you start to get mentally tired making your subsequent decisions worse and more difficult.
An excess of options will also increase your likelihood to avoid making a decision entirely.
We assume more options will make us happier, but that's not true.
By strategically decreasing the number of decisions we need to make we're making sure we actually choose something, and we can save our decisiveness for when it really counts.
A rule is a predetermined response to a given situation, a set action for how you’ll handle a common situation so that you don’t waste any time trying to decide between two or more small and unimportant options.
Examples: "I Never answer calls from unrecognized numbers" or "I don’t check email before 10 am, after 7 pm, or on Saturday."
You need to push to the outer limits of your current ability, and then follow that hard work with appropriate recovery time.
This is how you grow your mind and get better at any skill.
The best athletes and entrepreneurs aren’t focused on being the best; they’re focused on constant self-improvement.
Concentrating on the process is best for both performance and mental health. It lifts off your shoulders a huge burden, so you can concentrate on the things you can control.
Knowledge is always evolving and advancing — if you want to evolve and advance with it, you need to keep an open mind.
And to keep an open mind, leave your ego at the door.
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.
The best ones in my view are the ones that meet 3 fundamental conditions:
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.