Why Challenging Yourself is Essential to Your Professional Growth (Pt. 1)

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Challenging yourself professionally is an ideal way to pushing yourself to be the best. If you want to learn and achieve more one of the ways to do it is by challenging yourself in a variety of ways.

Don’t pick the easiest task

Sometimes its just smart to pick the easiest task or job you can! But most of the time you must have to choose the task that might be the more challenging one. It will definitely make life tougher for you, but with increased difficulty comes rewards that equates to experience. Experience is vital for personal and professional growth and by taking on more challenging tasks and projects it will only serve to enchance your development.

Problem Solving

When you take on challenging tasks and projects you will have a better chance to think on your toes and develop your problem solving skills. Complex problem solving skills is always in-demand because its a skill that takes time to truly develop especially through work experience. Leaders and independent thinkers possess this skill and it’s something that you need to refine in order to grow your potential in your career.

Working with diverse groups

Working with people with different skill sets and experiences can sometimes be a challenging prospect. It is also an amazing way to build your leadership and management skills as well as being a good negotiator. As well, if you are good at working with many different people you can pretty much work in an array of work environments making you adaptable and thus giving you another in-demand skill that employers prize.

Part 2 will be published on Saturday April 20th.

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