Ever done any competition? The sense of adrenaline pumping through the veins before it's your turn to go up next. Some people cannot stand it, some people absolutely love it. Imagine taking the whole world and establishing goals as your opponents.
Firstly, setting this up requires a little bit of open mindedness. It's weird at first to see something like "finishing my 4-hour shift" as an opponent, however it is possible with a specific mindset. Creating this image allows a longer focus into what you're doing.
Evaluating the goal analytically is important to understand the most efficient and reasonable method of finishing it. This is a process in which you are finding the weaknesses of the opponent and using the weakness against it. Think of the goal as a huge brick wall. The weakness is a hole, and the only way to intrude the wall is to keep breaking through the hole. Finding these holes are critical to overcoming these opponents efficiently.
When finished with the opponent, there is no reason to be over-exaggerated in excitement. What I mean is, don't be arrogant, but humble. Not only does this promote maturity, but positivity. The last thing to do would be to promote negativity. Sure a little celebration is fine, but yelling and all that is just unnecessary.
So why is this important? Efficiency. Being able to finish a task swiftly and unharmed (whether it be emotionally, physically, psychologically, etc.) is key. This can be applied to everyday life, whether it is school, work, or even relationships. For myself I enjoy being challenged, so if the opportunity comes, I am right there and ready.
What this post helps realize is that open mindedness is useful. Taking your goals and allowing them to flourish into a challenge is what allows a better focus in the goal. Finding the holes in these goals allows for an easier time in completing them, and finishing the goals gives accomplishment but humbly, instead of arrogant. This post took some time to make, but I hope it assists with any challenges you endure.