“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon
People who often are great successes often face great challenges.
Challenge is what it takes to move beyond where you are today. Challenge. Without a consistent appropriate level of challenge we fail to move forward in our lives. Challenge creates stress and stress opens us up to learning and learning leads to growth and growth leads to change and change is what allows us to be successful in any domain we choose to operate in.
What happens though is people walk away from challenge. Many perceive challenge as a threat, a threat to the comfort of the status quo or a threat to self-esteem.
Some of the things that stop people from accepting or creating challenge in their life include:
1. No commitment to making a change
2. Lack the discipline to accept a challenge
3. Lack of encouragement from their peer group
4. Internal emotional blocks
5. No written goals
What challenges do you face? What challenges are you backing away from? How do you manage challenge?
“You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love–who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dream.” Oprah Winfrey