To Grow You Need A Challenge
Let’s talk about the fundamentals of improvement. Improvement is simply a change in state over time where the finishing state is better than the original state. In order to quantify any type of progress or improvement, you need to be clear on how things used to be and how they are now to draw a fair comparison. It’s the difference between those two states that serves as your evidence that something changed, and ideally, that the change led to better results.
Growth follows the same principle. To grow requires that you have a previous capacity that has expanded to be able to handle more, a previous limitation that has been defeated to no longer be so restrictive, or a previous obstacle that has been overcome to reveal new possibilities.
But these changes don’t happen on their own. No matter the form, in order to achieve growth something must happen that interrupts the way that things are currently going to steer it in a new direction.
With that in mind, there’s one condition that is required for growth - Challenge. Challenge and growth work as a cause and effect relationship. Challenge A leads to Growth A, and Challenge B leads to Growth B. No matter what, you’re going to be facing challenges and therefore, you’re always growing. The opportunity lies in our ability to choose our challenges so that we can dictate the direction of our growth.
This concept is a cornerstone philosophy in what is now known as ‘deliberate practice’. If you want to improve at anything, you must be pushed to perform just beyond your comfort level. What this does is it cultivates a necessity that you must respond to, causing you to develop skills or abilities to meet the need.
Dr. Michael Beckwith agrees, and he says “Without challenge the activation of potential doesn't happen.” That’s because when things are too routine it leads to automaticity, and things normalize and plateau.
You can’t expect to grow if you keep doing the same things. According to Albert Einstein’s definition - “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”
So if you want to grow as a person - to get more consistent, have better habits, improve your mindset, acquire new skills - you need to take on a challenge. And particularly if you want to grow into the best, most confident, most productive, most inspired version of yourself, you might want to consider taking on the Best Self Breakthrough Challenge. It’s specifically designed to cause you to upgrade your structure and organization, your systems, and your daily habits to elite levels so that you can successfully apply everything you've learned. Should you accept the challenge, you’ll be choosing the direction of your growth and accelerate toward the best version of yourself. And all it takes is 5 minutes a day for 21 days.
Worth a try right? The challenge goes live on Monday so I highly encourage you to register for the challenge right now, before you let the moment pass you and you miss out on reaching your potential.