No one ever said that life was going to be easy. It has proven that it’s not. Everyday there are struggles, challenges, disappointments, and setbacks. All just begging for attention. Life can be overwhelming, and at times makes it tough to go on. But, if you embrace the challenge, you can have more than you ever thought possible.
Most people don’t want to be challenged in life. It’s too intimidating. After all, if you challenge me, I might look bad. More often than not, it does happen. But everything happens for a reason. There will be times in life when you will be flat out wrong. No way around it, and all of the hiding, arguing, and posturing isn’t going to chance that.
Challenge is were strength comes from. Difficulties show you who you really are. They reveal your weaknesses. But, that’s what they’re supposed to do. We are only as strong as our greatest weakness. Some people are weak individuals that have never allowed themselves to be tested beyond their comfort zone. So, that’s where they live. In Comfortville. No one has ever achieved anything great making that place their home.
Challenge strengthens your intelligence. You have to really think through certain types of challenges to be able to overcome them. When you’re in a financial crisis, you just can’t go rob a bank to fix the mess. You have to come up with creative ways to make money, legally. If you want to stay out of jail.
Relationships are made or broken during a crisis. A crisis will show you a person’s true nature. There are people who will either weather the storm with you, or abandon ship when the seas get rough. Challenges also reveal character, integrity, and commitment. In the end showing you who has them, and who doesn’t.
There’s a bright side to challenges as well. You find out if you’re up to it. Real friends remain. Trust is strengthened with those who chose to stick things out with you. Your faith and hope grows. Learning of other options and opportunities that you overlooked before. Doors open that should open, and close that should close. Empowerment is not just a feeling, but a way of life.
Embracing challenges is really just all about accepting change. Things are constantly changing, and we have to learn to adapt. It’s actually a good thing if you think about it. Change is what makes life more interesting, exciting, and refreshing. Change is a good thing. Challenge makes it possible. Embrace it, and watch how great life can be.