“We choose to go… not because [it is] easy, speculate [it is] hard, because that goal provides to measure and organize the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is but one that we are willing to accept, one we have been unwilling to postpone, and one which we mean to win.”
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy on sending a male to the moon
THERE IS NO purer form of success, forget about exact and demanding test of the items you are capable of, than to face a challenge and find joy in the ability to meet it.
While we all have different goals and aspirations, of course you like and benefit from a challenge-something that inspires us to reach the peak of our potential, jailbreaks us from your comfort zone, and transforms us right into a better, far more capable type of ourselves.
The ultimate reason behind setting challenging goals is always to entice you to end up being the person it takes to achieve them. As you are about to find out, who you become, and also the traits and skill sets you develop in rising to meet a challenge, are much more vital than the nature in the challenge itself.
The Five Rewards for Rising to a Challenge
A Challenge Develops Strength of mind
It’s actually pretty simple. Either rise to meet the mental demands and physical rigors of the challenge, or you succumb for them. And because victory begins from the mind, all challenges are initially won or lost between your ears.
Ab muscles nature of a challenge sets a proper stage for practicing strength of mind, which by definition means a mental edge that enables anyone to remain focused and warranted during high-pressure situations to complete at one’s full potential.
Mental toughness means bending the body’s software to control its hardware. It works if you’re standing more than a putt on the 18th green. It really works if you’re presenting to a roomful of people. It works if you’re serving for game, set, and match.
A Challenge Stands Down Fear
Challenging is unique in that it immediately engages the fight-or-flight mechanism, and you also never know how you are likely to react until you have to face it.
Fear is not a reason for quitting. It’s only an excuse for those often unwilling to face their doubts, insecurities, and mental boogie man. Therefore, the initial duty in rising in order to meet a challenge is to conquer fear along with the mental resistance it brings as well as it.
If you’re ever going to find your greatness, you should decide that what you want is larger and more important compared to the fear which prevents you from achieving it. You should choose to put fear behind you-to stare it from the eye, walk straight through it and advance toward the goal with confidence, conviction, and certainty.
A Challenge Inspires Courageous Acts
Courage is the better resource you have in rising to fulfill a challenge. What good is often a challenge or a big, ambitious goal if you find no willingness to overcome fear, mental and physical resistance, adversity, or self-doubt?
The conceptual the complete opposite of courage is cowardice. We are therefore confronted with the matter that we either habitually practice courage, or we habitually practice cowardice.
Courage is remarkable because it takes on the way of every virtue on the testing point. When courage is tested, it manifests itself as character, initiative, self-control, and responsible behavior. When cowardice is tested, it occurs in opposite forms to add bad character, procrastination, excuses, and blame.
A Challenge Tests Your Limits
It can be imperative that you accept this reality: once you rise to meet a challenge, you will never be the same again. You can cope or crumble. You in turn become better or bitter. You emerge stronger or weaker.
It must be this way, as a challenge exists to tests your limits, to push you past the breaking point, and to separate you from the herd.
You’ll never know the full way of your potential unless you are tested. You can never be sure whether you’ll intensify or falter in a given situation. Passing the tests presented by way of a challenging goal proves that you will be tougher, more resilient, and far more capable than you ever imagined.
A Challenge Focuses Attention
A fantastic challenge is like a great romance. It calls for your passion as well as your devotion, and it demands is the center of your attention. Rising to satisfy a challenge is a kind of seduction. It means concentrating your energy and resources on what’s most critical: keeping the fire burning!
You accomplish by making everything count. Anything you think, say, and do should be focused on goal acquisition and so on leveraging all available resources.
Focus is best seen as a preemptive strike against mediocrity. The moment you focus on a challenging goal, your goal becomes a magnet that pulls you and your resources toward it. Greater focused your energies, the harder power you generate, as well as the sooner you will live happily ever after.
To take pleasure from these freedoms makes it necessary that you rise towards the challenges life presents and pay for the required price completely, in advance, and without complaint.