1. You discover new aspects about “who you are”, your life, interests, skills and personality.
2. It makes you more adaptable and flexible.
3. It gives you new insights, understandings and perspectives.
4. It challenges and helps you to sort out your personal values.
5. It develops inner strength and the resolve to persevere.
6. It opens up new doors of opportunity.
7. It shakes up what is routine, and is boring, in your life.
8. It makes you a more interesting person.