Keeping Yourself in Challenge Makes You A Better Person

By BoredAfterCollege in Abundance, Attention, Creativity, Happiness, Inspiration, Learning, Life Purpose, Success, Visualization, attitude on April 9th, 2014 / No Comments

Being comfortable with your way of life is common among most people. Job stability and daily routine both contribute as inputs to the present idea of a cozy life. Here at, we have no rebuttal if someone chooses to live a life of routine and repeated processes.

There seems to be a growing trend among younger people who either are in the workforce or have just recently graduated. The advent of computers, access to educational tools and social networking have all strengthened the notion that today’s information is far different from yesterday’s and will be even more different than tomorrow’s. In other words, there will always be new pursuits available to us each day. Whether they fall in the realm of career choices, knowledge acquisition or simply something cool and fun to do – it’s all possible.

This accessibility through technology has made it easier for us to learn new skills and obtain information. If you’ve become bored to death after college, or perhaps have been searching for ways to spice up your life, consider challenging yourself through learning experiences that test your personal limits. Challenging one’s self every now and then will help you to:

1. Grow Mentally

Get your feet wet in a variety of topics you have never encountered before. Our learning experiences are unlimited and exercising your brain in this fashion will yield amazing results. Whenever you absorb information from a new source, you grow mentally and the feeling you get out of knowing or learning something new is often described as “euphoric” and extremely self-satisfying.

2. Learn New Skills

A great way to help upgrade yourself as a person is to acquire skills and experiences that other people don’t have. Try learning a new language or maybe a specific business skill which will make you more attractive in the job market. Recruiters always seek for individuals that stand outside the box. Showing them that you possess unique qualities is not only an advantage; it manifests your work ethic.

3. Reinforce Healthy Character Traits

Overcoming a challenge brings about positive character traits. Some of these include hard work, dedication and patience to name a few. As you enhance these traits, it will become apparent throughout your daily life.

4. Develop a Completely New Perspective

It’s a natural tendency for us humans to assess things and/or life occurrences first through personal interpretations. We tend to appraise any new information based on what we already know and this is referred to as “tunnel vision.” Challenging yourself to an activity outside your norm is a great way to build a perspective from a completely different standpoint. As soon as you have gained this new outlook, you have successfully added to your understanding of the world around you.


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