One key attribute of successful people is their drive to grow their knowledge, character and ability by learning new things that they weren’t capable of doing previously. This in turn increases your confidence and ability to take on new challenges in the future, especially when you use failure or setbacks as extra motivation.
This process develops your personal capacity, which is a cornerstone of the Challenge ‘C’ within the 4C’s of the mental toughness framework developed by Clough and Strycharczyk.
You can develop your personal capacity through one simple change. This involves you taking on and embracing a new challenge beyond your existing comfort zone. This will test you, extend you and develop your personal capacity.
Ensure that you are excited by the challenge, this will lead to you enjoying completing it, which will mean you’ll invest the necessary time and redouble your focus. Whilst the new challenge can be increasing your capacity in an existing skill, the fewer the risks that are involved the less you will learn. The benefit of a challenge in a new skill is that it forces you to take new risks and find what works and what doesn’t so you can move to the next level.
Developing your personal capacity is important for your personal and professional success and well-being.
To learn more contact Mental Toughness Partners.