We live in a constantly changing world, the evolution by itself is a change process that takes us from a current state to a better adapted state in our existing environment.
Staying challenged is part of our daily survival mode but it became more imbedded in our habits and behaviour to adapt to minor changes on daily basis and potentially face challenges for major changes that we face.
We found ourselves living in a complicated world with multiple influencing factors that affect our lives, we try relentlessly to find a comfort safety zone, which is part of our human instinct since the old ages. Humans always search for a habitat to survive, otherwise they would adapt themselves (DNA change) if the habit factors cannot be conditioned. We have made inventions and developed several processes and progressed since the old ages and we continue in the same process as we evolute, to change our adaptation circle so we can adjust in different environment as we change ourselves physically and biologically.
As for the life path, the professional career path presents challenges daily to our development and interaction with each other. We seem always choosing the easiest way when faced with challenges around our workplace, we tend to escape by leaving or changing roles or find alternative to the situation, but rarely we start intuitively by looking at changes needed in ourselves.
It is since the old ages that we are protective to ourselves and habitats, but we do not react intuitively to changes ourselves when faced with a new challenged situation. This explains how we inherited the same behaviour into our professional career and life.
I have found myself also challenged on various occasions in my academic and professional career, but I learned much from my mistakes as many like you also do.
I wanted to share my professional experience as I moved from engineering discipline to project management and now into business and sales management. The change is constant as we progress in our career and continue to evolve.
These changes that I have undertaken into my life and career, were not easy but much rewarding as I passed through the experiences. You cannot always change the environment around you when encountered with challenges, but to the opposite, try to reflect on what matter the most, the inner side.
Focus on what you want to achieve, and how to achieve it. Rely on your instincts and most importantly on your passion, to develop the gaps you might have and do not be shy to change yourself and your career path. I can assure you it will be more rewarding on personal level and professional level to recover these challenges after you become the new you.