“You don’t become enormously successful without encountering and overcoming a number of extremely challenging problems.” Mark Victor Hansen
A big part of life depends on our perspective on things and point of view. I believe that this can make you or break you. Challenges are part of your life, whether it is personal or your career. You want to get over it quickly, so you can fully function and move forward.
The great news is that you can condition yourself and learn how to overcome hard times or failures. It takes a little bit of practice, but it will benefit you and give the right support for a long run.
Let’s take a look at five ways how to face life challenges and come out of it as a champion.
1. Take it as a valuable lesson
The best learning comes from hardships. If you truly want to be successful, you must count on the fact that there are going to be some challenges, and only you can deal with it, change it and make it happen. Even if sometimes it is hard to see, it is a test which tries how much you can take.
Think about the last situation which was difficult for you. Try to open your mind and come up with two or three benefits you gained from it. At first, it may seem like there isn’t anything positive, so think harder and look at it from a different perspective. Did your business partner betray you and you lose money? Did you miss the opportunity for a job you thought you must have? I don’t want to be miss smart pants here but trust me, there is something better for you out there, because you deserve full happiness. Everything happens for a reason so get up, smile and believe in yourself.
2. Get strategic
So, you’ve got hit in the face. It hurts. Ok, let’s try to find the way how to get out of this situation. The first step to take is to free your mind. You need to strengthen your spiritual being before you can move to the physical action.
I would like to share what I do and maybe you can use it for your own good as well. There is plenty of motivational videos on YouTube, and my favorite author is Mateusz M, and the name of the video is Unbroken. Words spoken in this video resonates with me a lot. Other alternative is a motivational book (who reads my articles knows I always recommend it), or exercise and also seeing positive things in my future through visualization. It is only an example of what you can do; maybe there is something different what works for you better.
The second step to take is to make a plan of what you need to change or turn around somehow. Whether you need to adjust your business plan to avoid certain problems in the future, or you need to talk to your partner and take a different approach in the relationship, you have to figure this out and take an action.
3. Practice gratitude
Maybe you are asking yourself what gratitude has to do with overcoming challenges. Well, always when you face something tough, and you pass it, be grateful. Feel gratitude towards yourself and your strength, towards the experience you have gained in your life.
Also, practice gratitude in general so you always remind yourself how many of the good stuff are in your life. Being thankful will always bring more positive things. For even better effect, get yourself a little notepad and at the end of every day, write down five things you are grateful for. You can write more than that, of course. Take your little journal after each week and review all the thing you have been grateful for. You’ll be a little bit surprised how many good things you already have.
Alright, so what do you think? Is this something that may help you during tough times? I honestly hope for it. Let me just remind you that it is entirely up to you how you are going to handle it and what you will do, and that is a good thing. So, get brave and courageous and fight it with your head up.
If you have any story to share with us or another advice to give, you are more than welcome. Leave the comment below. Thanks!
My name is Silvia and I teach people how to turn their pain into power. My personal struggle inspired me to help people in living a powerful and fulfilling life which they create and control. You can find out more of my story by visiting my personal page www.silviaturon.com. Also, there is a FREE gift waiting for you. See you there!