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Is there a single word to describe "embrace challenges"? The full context would be,

A man who loves to [embrace challenges].

  • An "adventurer." – skullpatrol Dec 18 '13 at 15:26
  • But an adventurer refers something about physical ones. Is there any alternative for this other than adventurer? – Ana Dec 18 '13 at 15:28
  • Is this what you mean? – skullpatrol Dec 18 '13 at 15:31
  • I mean a person who works in an organization. He loves to embrace challenges in terms of his work. In this case, what do they call him/the work he does? – Ana Dec 18 '13 at 15:33
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    Eager beaver, star doer, star dynamo, star fireball, star hustler, star pistol, star self-starter, star sharpy, star workhorse, star active person, star ambitious person, star ball of fire, star busy bee, star busy person, star hot shot, star live wire, no slouch, star spark plug – skullpatrol Dec 18 '13 at 15:44
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"He" is an "achiever", someone who loves to "achieve"

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This isn't quite "one word", but a "go-getter" comes to mind: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/go-getter

I also tend to think that "ambitious" people do not shy away from challenges. Opportunistic also comes to mind.

I know you asked for one word, but the person you are describing, I believe, is simultaneously an ambitious and opportunistic individual.

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