I love trying new, different things and challenging myself. For me going through life without any challenges at all would be pretty boring, right? Going from day to day being able to do every single thing with ease and confidence is just too easy, yes? When we create challenges for ourselves we create excitement, we learn lessons, experience new things, and have to push ourselves a bit harder.
Recently, I read this quote ;
“Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They’re what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.”
This week I have been able to share in other people experiencing this for themselves. On Wednesday, my 15 year old brother, Nathan, performed his first solo in an event at school. For a couple of years now, he has declined singing solos due to a lack of self belief and confidence. However a few months ago he was approached by some sixth former’s asking him to sing a solo in their charity event. Suddenly he felt he needed to take this challenge and push himself to step outside of his comfort zone. The nerves and insecurities, of course took their toll but he never gave up, in fact he became more and more determined to succeed in this challenge. Wednesday came, so did the solo and so did the accomplishment of the challenge. Suddenly Nathan experienced a new, exciting exhilarating feeling whilst performing. He also received great praise and made many people very, very proud including his big sister who didn’t stop showing everyone the video. So here it is for even more people to see….
So when was the last time you created a challenge for yourself? Would you rather challenge yourself or go through life completely knowing you can get by from what you already know or can do?
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