It is uncommon for me to pass up opportunities because of their level of difficulty. Taking on something that tests my drive and creativity is good for my overall development.
Consistent fitness is difficult to maintain with my hectic work schedule, but I commit to it. I know that there are benefits to be gained by staying in shape.
Each week, I choose to make my workouts more intense than the week before. That is the way to gain continued benefit from the routines. When I sense my body getting used to a particular level of intensity, I increase it to challenge myself.
The triumph of completing the new level successfully brings a sense of pride. It reminds me that I am a warrior. I am strong enough to take on anything.
Competition is healthy because it allows me to test my resolve. In competitions, I focus on myself instead of others. The race is between the old me and the version that is committed to reaching higher heights.
The thrill in accepting a challenge is seeing whether I am able to bypass my past performance and set new records.
I keep that goal in my mind each month when I set my targets at work. Instead of worrying about how well my co-workers are doing, I concentrate on my own performance. I know that I have the ability to dig deeper to produce outstanding results.
Today, any challenge that comes my way is a chance to reinforce what I already know about myself. I have the ability to take on any tough situation.
1. What are some of the toughest challenges that I face at work?
2. How do my personal relationships challenge me?
3. How do I know when it is time to concede victory to a competitor?