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Challenging to determine skill adequacy

People with competent and competitive skills drive thriving companies and are successful individuals themselves. Competition today is enormous and always getting better. Thus, you must challenge yourself consistently to determine what skills you must improve or acquire to remain on top!

We will look at more reasons to challenge yourself, proper ways to challenge yourself, the benefits of it and how to challenge yourself. Enjoy the journey!

Two definitions of challenge:

1. A challenge is something that puts you to the test — like running your first marathon or reading War and Peace. Challenge, as a verb, is derived from a Latin word meaning “to accuse falsely,” and it is still used much as it was in the 13th century, in the sense of questioning whether something is true or right. Dictionary

2. Challenge: (the situation of being faced with) something that needs great mental or physical effort in order to be done successfully and therefore tests a person’s ability(skill). Cambridge Dictionary

More reasons to challenge yourself

A. Helps you identify your personal and professional goals (they must be competitive!).

B. Assist you to establish your priorities (what skills to improve or acquire).

C. It motivates (inspires) you.

D. Expands your mind (knowledge and competency).

E. With every successful change, you get gratification, a sense of contentment.

F. With every unsuccessful change, you learn something new to use in the next challenge (practice makes perfect).

G. It triggers creativity (innovation).

H. It will expand your social growth.

I. You get rid of the boredom, the drudgery, and the unhappiness.

J. You will lose the fear of the unknown (get confidence).

K. It will help you achieve that big, audacious goal you have dreamt of, one small challenge at a time. ThoughtOSaur

You decide

Consider these reasons as well:

By Rosemary Bointon

1 The challenge of change that delivers for you.

2 2020’s vision and beyond.

3  Developing your powers of observation.

Challenges stoke the fires of self-esteem.

Generating a flood of conversation.

The startling effects of challenging your brain.

A purposeful life is a long, challenging life.

Challenge yourself to leave a legacy.

9 Reap the rewards of a more positive world.

10 You set the dreams and goals: the challenges deliver them.

Importance to challenge yourself

It is one of the most important things you can do to increase your quality of life. By doing so, you not only improve as individuals but also enhance the lives of those around you and your communities, as well. You can also challenge yourself to:

#1 Grow as an individual.

#2 Attain awareness, knowledge, and education.

#3 Challenge yourself to become healthier physically and mentally.

#4 Build wealth.

#5 Become self-sufficient.

#6 Advance in your career.

#7 Become a better friend or partner.

#8 Seek inspiration and be more creative.

#9 Gain new experiences and have more fun.

#10 Achieve happiness and peace.

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Take on challenges

Benefits of challenging yourself

ONE: Accomplish more than you thought you could possibly do

TWO: You will increase your self-confidence

THREE: Grow by progressively taking on bigger and more difficult challenges

FOUR: You will be able to manage fear better because of the experience you gain when you challenge yourself

FIVE: You learn new skills and hone in on old ones Clara Nartey

Challenge yourself to become a better you!

Small ways to challenge yourself every day:

i. Be more mindful.

ii. Never stop learning.

iii. Try a new exercise.

iv. Face your fear of failure.

v. Create a self-growth plan.

vii. Rediscover an old talent and bring it back to life.

viii. Embrace change.

ix. Be resilient. Read many more ways on Paula

Challenge yourself both personally and professionally

1. Start writing.

2. Narrow your expertise.

3. Constantly crave feedback.

4. Be honest with yourself.

5. Set lofty goals.

6. Choose the road not yet travelled.

7. Never stop learning. John Hall (CALENDAR)


If your challenges conclude positive for the current skills that are required from you, good. You can never stop monitoring your skills though. The only constant in life is change. If you have to improve your skills drastically and radically, rest assure, the education and technology are available.


“If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you.” Fred Devito

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change.” Paulo Coelho

“There’s always a new challenge to keep you motivated.”   Sean Connery

“I’m accepting the challenge.” Robert Whaley

Challenge yourself everyday to do better and be better. Remember, growth starts with a decision to move beyond your present circumstances.” Robert Tew

“Everyone faces challenges in life. It’s a matter of how you learn to overcome them and use them to your advantage.” Celestine Chua

“All of my past challenges have helped me become who I am today.” Demo Lovato

“You don’t become enormously successful without encountering a number of extreamly challenging problems.”  Mark Victor Hansen

“The most challenging times bring us the most empowering lessons.” Karen Salmansohn

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.” Cicely Tyson

“The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he is dead.” Bette Davis

Wisdom from very successful people continue…

“The successful business executive can handle challenges and solve problems at a remarkable clip.” Zig Ziglar

“I want to be perceived as a guy who played his best in all facets, not just scoring. A guy who loved challenges.”  Michael Jordan

“Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them.” John C. Maxwell

“What interests me in life is curiosity, challenges, the good fight with its victories and defeats.” Paulo Coelho

“Each generation faces different issues and challenges, but our standard must always be measured by God’s word.” Billy Graham

“Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.” Brian Tracy

“Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” Joyce Meyer