As we go through life there are numerous certainties. Here are two:
One, we are constantly bombarded by challenges
Two, far too many times we fail to recognize those challenges as opportunities.
Folks, every challenge is an opportunity to grow.
Let us look at this way, opportunities do not come along as often.
However, as we are constantly being bombarded with challenges there is no escaping the opportunities that come with them.
Seriously, think about this, Day in and day out. Opportunities are all around us. There are of course, there are going to be challenges.
When it comes challenges, they are not as bountiful.
Challenges come in two flavors:
The challenges we inflict on ourselves.
The challenges we allow others to inflict on us.
Both types of challenges are actionable. Actionable in that we can do something about those challenges:
We can accept them and let them overtake us.
We can accept them and we can overcome them.
Or as far too many people do: Ignore them in hopes they go away but instead those challenges WILL steam roll you.
Where is the opportunity in these challenges?
Simple, opportunity is found in all three options.
The opportunity is there to make something good happen for you or to allow something bad happen to you. What you decide is solely and strictly up to you.
Another reality is that you do have control over what happens.
The harsh truth is that there are far too many people that would rather settle than to do something about their situation.
That means when they are faced with challenges, they would rather roll over, play dead, and let happen what is going to happened to them. That is WEAK!
They see the challenges but give up on overcoming those challenges and in turn they give up on themselves.
Because they gave up on themselves, they will never get to see the opportunities those challenges bring.
Giving up may seem like the easiest thing to do but when you give up it is the hardest thing you can do to yourself.
It is the hardest thing that you can do to yourself for one simple reason: The moment you give up on one thing, the easier it will be to continue giving up on other parts of your life and eventually you will give up on yourself.
Trust me on this. I know. I have given up on myself many times. However, one day an challenge popped into my life. I saw that if I decided to take it, it was going to be a huge challenge.
The challenge was accepted and the opportunity has turned out to be one of the greatest ones in my adult life.
It is truly up to you to take the challenges as they come and turn them into opportunities.
But remember, there are no opportunities when you would rather stick you head in the sand and avoid the challenges.
And if that is you? I wish you luck!