Saturday, 8 November 2014

CHALLENGES ARE NOT PUNISHMENT




Most often, we tend to shy away from challenges of life for two reasons:
1. Feeling that, we can do nothing about such challenges.
2. Believing that, running away from those challenges is the best option.
Have you ever thought of a world without challenges? What impression does it create in you? I'm quit sure that if I should go out on a survey on this, believe me, 90—95% of people will choose to live without challenges.

Brendon Burchard in his wisdom once said “Challenge is the pathway to engagement and progress in our lives. But not all challenges are created equal. Some challenges make us feel alive, engaged, connected, and fulfilled. Others simply overwhelm us. Knowing the difference as you set bigger and bolder challenges for yourself is critical to your sanity, success, and satisfaction". Challenges are like the mining processes in gold making. It is what brings out the true nature and quality of gold. It makes you fit, appreciated and cherished by the world. That's what challenges does to man.

Challenges are not curses or opportunity for excuses. But rather, necessary obstacle that must be conquered for success to unveil itself. If you are not ready to face challenges, then you are not qualified to dine with kings and queens. Challenge crushers are common men with extraordinary ability to subdue challenges. Do you see challenges as punishment or as a blessing?

Challenges breeds action and action build dreams. They also build our inner strength to take action. If you cherish your dream, you will at all cost face any challenge that tends to ache your dream.

To sleep and wake up is a challenge of faith. To write an exam and come out with good grades started as a challenge. To invest even where thousand rivals in the same business line exist, is a challenge. What about adapting to a new environment, is it not a challenge too? A world without challenge, is a world of want, lack and stagnation.

If you have forgotten, let me remind you again with these words as opined by Robert Kiyosaki and i quote; “If you want to thrive in today's economy, you must challenge the status quo and get the financial education necessary to succeed". Kiyosaki advices us to let our life be a challenge to challenges of life. The history of great men has always been the history of challenges.

Learn to see challenges as a pathway to your success rather than as a punishment. And don't forget, “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful" —Joshua J. Marine.