Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Learn to Accept & Embrace Life's Challenges

Life is filled with challenges for all of us. We need to accept that life will deal to us some challenges along the way. No-one is immune from them. They come in all different forms; financial, health, relationship, career, business, emotional, spiritual etc.

Why should we embrace these challenges rather than fear them or view them in such a negative way? The answer to this question is critical for you to understand.

We need challenges in our lives. They are sent to us for a beneficial purpose or reason.

Challenges help to shape us to be the best that we can be and to force us to look at aspects of our life in a new way. They help us to grow on a personal level. They teach us lessons that enable us to progress forward in life and cause us to take necessary action to move us to where we need to be. Challenges importantly help us to learn a great deal about ourselves.

The key thing to understand here is that tremendous learning, personal growth and opportunity can accompany challenges if you are open to looking at your challenges in a frame of mind that seeks learning and awareness. There are positives that can be gained from all of our challenges in life if we are willing to discover them.

The difficulty occurs when we allow challenges to keep us stuck in life. They can cripple us from moving forward to our true desires and achieving our full potential. This generally happens when we fail to take the lesson that is being delivered to us by the challenge. We can find ourselves dealing with similar challenges over and over again. It could be that you are always having financial challenges or health challenges. If the challenges keep reoccurring in your life then you need to take some time out to evaluate what you can do differently to avoid these challenges from happening again.

Ask yourself questions that provide you with an understanding as to why these challenges keep occurring in your life and how you can approach matters in a different way that will eliminate future difficulties in that area.

Take personal responsibility for resolving your challenges. Don’t look for excuses or blame others. Remember that the challenges are providing you with a lesson that you need to learn from. Once the lesson is learnt it will provide you with an opportunity for advancement.

I suggest that from now on you look for the ‘gift’ that is present in each of the challenges that you may face in life.

Author: Steve Decker – Life Management & Success Coach

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