With that in mind, I encourage us all, as lifelong learners on our own journeys, to pursue the challenging situations. At home. In the office. To plan. Take a risk. Have patience with yourself and others throughout the process. Communicate. Practice. This is key. Be familiar with yourself and what you are representing. Then, persevere. When things get hard, what will you choose? To self preserve or to follow through? Throughout the process, self reflection is key. Are you using your own talents to the best of your ability? Are you challenging yourself or hanging out in your comfort zone? If you are outside of all of those, in your panic zone, are you still able to be productive to the level you desire?