Success is a future for only those able to see the value in facing challenges. Many companies focus on creating a positive environment to increase workplace productivity, but few seem to view being regularly challenged as a positive thing. Keeping your mind working daily to overcome obstacles encourages new ways of thinking and creative solutions. Embracing challenge allows you to become the best version of yourself in all facets of your life and makes you an invaluable asset in any field of work.
It is important to have a clear understanding of which challenges will foster personal growth and which will not. For instance:
- Taking on a huge project when you work 70-hour work weeks will only set you up for failure and make you feel incapable of greater things. Starting with smaller adjustments will help build confidence in your ability to take on challenges, such as kicking a bad habit or creating a good habit. Once you start making those small changes, your mind will become more open to more daunting tasks.
- Ask yourself what your long-term goals are in your professional and personal life. Is your daily routine set up to move you closer to those goals on a daily basis? Most people today get too caught up in how mundane our lives have become to realize that shifts in daily life affect our big picture goals.
Invest in your success today by teaching yourself how to appreciate the value of challenges. Look at an obstacle as a means to strengthen your will and feed your mind. Innovation does not come without struggle and no great feat was accomplished on the first try.