We all face challenges in different periods of our lifetime, and it doesn’t matter if we are risk-takers or just unadventurous people. Everyone of us has a mission which must be completed, yet we sometimes feel scared or afraid of the outcome. I’ve come with this topic recently, while finishing the first book in the trilogy of Me Before You written by Jojo Moyes. A book that put me on thoughts, on why did it ended that way. Anyway, I don’t want to make a spoiler, yet I want to share with you, some ways in how to see challenges as an opportunity and not as a threat.
1. Accept things as they are
One of the biggest problems in life is the way we start seeing things when we face a challenge. Yes, I totally agree with you that challenges are very incommode and you must put all of your strength to resolve them, but in all that mess, we always can see a ray of light. It is said that “hope is the last to die”. We should always see the positive part of the story, even if we think that this is impossible. I’ve come to the conclusion that nothing can be reached easy in life. There is always an obstacle or something that we must face in order to become mentally stronger. And this isn’t the worst part, the worst is when we give up and decide to come out of the situation by suicide or falling in depression.
2. Believe in yourself
I’ve had many challenges in my life and the worst part was to give up on all of them. I’ve always had the fear to believe in myself and the power that I possessed to change things. I thought that if we have a challenge, we mustn’t work to resolve it, yet to run away from it, and this is totally wrong. The power to achieving something in life, is to believe in your gut and yourself.
3. Be honest with you
When we face challenges, there is a possibility for us to fail too. Yet, being honest with yourself is the first step to see challenges as an opportunity. Honesty is the one thing in life that makes us rethink things. Don’t lie to your face about things that you can’t accomplish, don’t deceit about your momentum feelings or being something that you aren’t. See challenge as a great opportunity to change things in your circle. If you accomplish this, you’ll be much happier in your environment.
4. Be curious of the outcome
Sometimes we think that challenges are there to deceive us, to make our life hell, but we don’t understand that everything that happens is an adventure. We should be curious and open-minded persons if we want to achieve something. Life isn’t that scary if we include some journey in it. Along the way there is always the possibility to meet someone whom can change our life for better.
5. Accept help
There is this thing, that we always want to appear stronger and powerful in front of our peers/colleagues, yet this is wrong. It’s nice of you to do all the work by yourself, but having somebody to help is better. Through it, we learn how to grow and be more acceptable towards others. We don’t always have to be the first or always the best without the help of anyone, sometimes being a little behind can make you a great observant too. Try accepting help, and much more things will you attain.
Don’t give up and most of all reanalyze the wrong steps, because only through them will you change and grow to be a better person. If life gave you a chance to live, yet there are many obstacles to overcome, be open to them. You never know whom you can meet along the way and most of all don’t find an excuse to run away from it, because either you won’t feel satisfied with the outcome or you will live your whole life in regret.