Answering a “what” type question is best answered by starting with the definitions of the words.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary states that:
The verb “to challenge” means to confront or defy boldly; to arouse or stimulate especially by presenting with difficulties. Its synonym is “dare”.
The noun “challenge” is defined as a difficult task or problem; something that is hard to do; an invitation to compete in a game, fight, etc.
So… what can you do in a challenge?
Well… you can challenge… yourself! I find this to be the most constructive challenge that ever existed.
What can you gain from a challenge?
At the end of any challenge with yourself, you can obtain a better YOU. A smarter, wiser, more experienced YOU should be the main reason for engaging in a challenge.
Why Should You Participate In A Challenge?
Of course, the answer is to gain something.
You can probably obtain a better YOU in several other ways.
One of these ways is to choose to let nature give you blows. Yes, blows can make you better, wiser… but what’s the price you’ll have to pay for this?
So then, why should you participate in a challenge?
It is the fastest way to becoming a better YOU.
You don’t have to wait for a blow to come to you, before finding the best answers to questions that appear in life.
Let’s admit it! We are humans, and we have egos. This ego plays with us and often times it introduces many problems in our lives. But… how can we use our egos in a constructive way without trying to kill it? My personal opinion is that by engaging in a challenge, we can successfully accomplish this. It is often a win-win situation. On the one side, our Ego will be satisfied because it will never settle for anything short of winning, especially in front of other people. On the other side, we have only to gain from a challenge.
Therefore, I have decided that whenever I find an interesting challenge, I will enter it head-on. In this way, I can please my Ego and gather experience combined with useful habits at the same time.
Challenges I’ve Participated In & Simply Love
This was the challenge in which I met amazing people and where I became addicted to blogging.
[sh_divider style=”single” shwidth=”wide” spacetop=”20px” spacebottom=”20px” totop=”disable” color=”rgba(0,0,0,0.15″] My 500 Words
In this challenge, with the help of the organizers and the team of other challengers, I was able to prove to myself for the first time that I am able to write at least 500 words daily.
[sh_divider style=”single” shwidth=”wide” spacetop=”20px” spacebottom=”20px” totop=”disable” color=”rgba(0,0,0,0.15″] NaNoWriMo
With the National Novel Writing Month challenge, I learned to organize my time and write 50,000 words of my novel in one month.
Camp July, 2014
Camp April, 2015 (coming soon)
Contest November, 2015 (coming soon)
NaNoWriMo is the challenge in which I plan to prove to myself that I can stick to a fixed program of writing/posting for 30 days, so at the end of the month I will have the first draft of a new book in hand.[sh_divider style=”single” shwidth=”wide” spacetop=”20px” spacebottom=”20px” totop=”disable” color=”rgba(0,0,0,0.15″] NaBoBloMo
National Book Blogging Month is a challenge with myself. The goal is to blog and write a non-fiction book in 30 days.
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