Remarkable things happen when we step outside the "comfort" of our self-limitations. It turns out that building competence at activities outside the job realm is one of the most effective ways to do that. We satisfy our core needs better through engaged recreational experiences than anywhere else. The activities are autonomous, you build skills that make you feel competent and you connect with others, satisfying all your core needs. It's no wonder humans are at their happiest when they're involved in engaging leisure activities, as a study led by Princeton's Alan Krueger and Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Alan Kahneman found (4).