Sunday, January 4, 2009

Challenge Yourself

Are you the type of person who sits idle and thrives on consistency and repetition? Or, do you tend to take risks and challenge yourself? I don't necessarily mean a challenge in a competition, but challenging yourself to create a change in your life. Doing something outside of your comfort zone is a challenge for some people. All kinds of feelings are created and come to the surface when challenging yourself. You may feel anxious, excited, doubtful or proud. Some people keep their challenges a secret, like if they are dieting. Others may announce it to the world like getting engaged to be married. Being mentally ready for a personal challenge is very important in order to succeed. Positive self talk and self encouragement are also good qualities to have when preparing for a challenge. Make sure you give yourself ample time to adjust to the change that may come after the challenge is successful. This may require that you select people in your life that will support the change. If you really sit and think about it, you have probably challenged yourself recently or are planning to challenge yourself in the near future. People tend to challenge themselves around the new year. It's called the New Year's Resolution.