What is life if it isn’t a fast-moving rollercoaster?
It is uncertain. You can either choose to embrace it and have a fun ride or you can sit and sulk about it. One way or the other it is a trip everyone must take and it’s better if it’s joyful.
Resentments and are not good, at least not for your personal well being. If you are filled with resentments, it will hinder your progress and curtail your chances to grow into a better person. It will cap your opportunity to explore yourself and above all, take away your liberty to express your feelings openly. You will always try to become someone you’re not.
Now, you don’t want to turn into a person who is negatively fueled or filled with resentments, do you? I am sure you are one of the few who would love to experience life with positivity.
Today, I am going to help you identify what challenges an individual can face in life. By counteracting these challenges, one can ultimately turn himself into a better person.
So without further ado, let’s begin our discussion and move forward.
The Challenge of Loss
Loss is something that is inevitable. Whether you like it or not, there will come a time when you will have to face it. Loss comes in many forms. It can be in the form of a job, or it can be in the form of a family member, a friend, a colleague, a business opportunity, a girlfriend…
One way or the other, a loss can be very disruptive. It may alter the way you have lived your life, create stress, sadness, anxiety or in the worst-case scenario, it can turn into aggression.
But instead of letting the loss control your emotions, how about I tell you that you can control them yourself and get over the loss which you have just suffered or faced in life?
Yes, take a step back… give yourself some space and ponder, was the loss really worth it? If it was, then what was the root cause? Do you really need the thing which you have lost back?
Find the answer to these questions as it will eventually help you get over your loss.
One other great thing which will happen in the process of exploring your loss is that you will deduce whether the thing which you’ve lost is really worth worrying so much about or not.
The Challenge of Failure
Similar to Loss, Failure also comes in many forms. It is also inevitable and unavoidable. You can fail in a race, you can fail in a test, or fail in delivering results to your clients and bosses.
But it is not something that you should feel bad about. Failures carve the way to progress.
Yes, you heard me right! It is up to you to decide how you choose to combat your failure. You can either choose to give up and sit in a corner, shed tears and curse yourself for failing. Or, you can just pick yourself up, pump up the motivation, make your mind to achieve success.
Here’s the best part! With every failure, you will get the chance to review your decisions. It will help you understand what decisions you made which led you to your own downfall. By reviewing those decisions, you will ultimately correct yourself and will not make the same mistake twice. Now, there will be a strong chance that you will eventually overcome failure.
The Challenge of Setbacks
At times, you become your own cause of hindrance. Unintentionally, you say things that you did not want to say to other people and as a result, it creates setbacks in your own progress.
The journey to your own growth and achievements gradually speeds down.
And no matter how hard you try, it ultimately creates mental fatigue and distress. Although you know what are the right things to say, you may still say something you regret later.
Perhaps it was the spur of the moment which lead you into saying such a thing!
But I want you to know that IT’S OKAY! Once in a while, we all lose our patience and say things that we later on regret in life. And the best way is to let go of it, and start over again.
Setbacks are a great opportunity to understand the type of things that can be a hindrance.
The Challenge of Justice
One other great ability which only a few can possess is the ability to differ right from wrong. The human mind is tender, and its foundations are built upon the ideologies he learns.
You may think one thing is correct one moment, the next moment you may learn something else and reach to the conclusion that what you believed was correct wasn’t actually correct.
Hence, the moral compass of a man/woman is constantly changing. And in order to perfect yourself, you will have to find the North in your compass.
However, changing your mind is okay, as far as it doesn’t cloud your ability to pass judgments. Your personal well-being greatly depends on your understanding of right/wrong.
Many individuals act based on their own perceptions, values, and beliefs. However, it is not necessary that what you believe is the right step to take or the correct decision to make.
Hence, if you are constantly self-correcting yourself, you will reach to correct conclusions.
The Challenge of Mastering Your Mind
Do you know that your mind can turn into the ultimate weapon creating hindrance within your progress? If you want to be a better person, then you have to get your mind out of the way.
Often, things won’t tend to go your way and when that happens, don’t let your mind derail you with all the negative thinking. It’s a common mental attitude that will impact you if you let it.
You can either fine-tune your mental capability to become a better person or you can let the negative self-talks ruin you and keep troubling you forever on the inside.
It’s up to you which path you choose. Find a way to counteract that negative self-talk. Instead, absorb the positive which exists around you. Let that positivity fuel your personality. Let it groom you and help you grow out of that ballistic blabbering sloth that’s been troubling you.
So there you are…
Here are the five basic challenges that each and everyone has to face eventually in our lives. You must be on a particular stage I am sure, but don’t you worry, we’ve all been there.
Find a way to overcome that stage, find a way to go beyond all that. Self-invoke inspiration!
Until next time, cheers.