A fulfilling life is never free of challenges. As a matter of fact setbacks and challenges are part of the human experience. I have never met a person who has not experienced distress and difficulties at some point in their life. Those that feel that they have never had a tribulation are likely ignoring one of more issues is their life and not facing the fact that they have been given a challenge. A challenge can result in greatness when the stress in front of you causes you to take action. On the other hand a challenge can result in defeat and despair if it is ignored.
Disregard for the lessons of a challenge can prohibit a person from realizing growth in the face of adversity. Here’s how it works. Every day you are given a challenge. It is part of life. Some challenges are so small that they become routine. For instance, getting up out of a chair is actually a challenge. You don’t notice it most of the time because you are accustomed to dealing with this throughout the course of your day. You sit down and get up without forethought. There is no stress in making the decision to just get up and stand. Now imagine that you have a challenge to getting up. Put yourself in the place of a person who doesn’t have the ability to move in the same way you do. A physical disability can hamper the simple act of standing up from a seated position. Presented with this challenge you would have to plan to stand and make an effort to rise. It may not be comfortable and in fact it may be quite difficult to accomplish this “simple” task. Standing up is simple for some and difficult for others. In either case it is a challenge and you must meet the challenge in order to accomplish the goal.
Everyone has challenges. Some people are very good at facing the adversity and taking action toward their goal and others only see the challenge as defeat at its inception. Because difficulties are part of the human experience you must make a conscious decision and examine your approach to dealing with them. In order to be successful you must first acknowledge that challenges are part of life. You will have them. The difference is in how you choose to face the challenge and take action to in the face of adversity. When you make a choice to ignore a difficult situation your personal power and life expression are diminished. When you stand up and take action to accomplish your goals in the face of any challenge, you enhance your life. Is it easy? It’s not supposed to be. Everyone is familiar with the concept of lifting weights in order to become strong and fit. The harder you work to overcome the stress of physical training, the stronger you become. The key lies in using proper technique and being consistent. It is the same with any challenge that you have. A large part of my personal coaching practice has to do with helping people recognize the disparity between what they want in life and the behaviors that they actually have.
Take a look at the challenges that you have been given. Often they are presented to you to help you become a better person. What you do with them is up to you. Ignoring the challenge is not a good choice. So many people do. That is ordinary and common. An extra-ordinary person does whatever they can to meet the challenge and rise in the face of adversity. Sometimes you can do it on your own but when a challenge is big so is the response. If you get a big challenge in your life say thank you because the proper response will allow you to flourish. Work hard to thrive or ignore the problem and struggle to survive. It’s always your choice. If you need help please don’t hesitate to contact me and ask about options for personal coaching. I am confident that we can find a program that meets you needs.