Finding the Gifts in Challenges

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Challenges are an integral part of life.

When we face challenges they bring out a side of ourselves we may not have even known existed.

But sometimes we face challenges that seem like they’re never going to end. Sometimes they may even seem like we’re taking one step forward and three steps back. What if these challenges offered more gifts that we could have imagined?

Today I want to share with you three of my favourite questions to ask to change the perspective on some of life’s big challenges and how they can help us move forward in our lives.

1) How has this challenge made me a better person? When we face a challenge that’s completely new to us we may find ourselves understanding how others have felt who have been through similar situations. Rather than turn a blind eye we can display empathy to those who share these experiences.
2) How has this challenge brought me to a higher level of my own potential? Most of the time our challenges will bring us to becoming a better, more evolved version of ourselves. Much like how our muscles have to under states of stress in order to grow, we too must react to life’s challenges and evolve into a more heightened version of ourselves.
3) What will I now do differently? When we go through a challenge, particularly one that could have been prevented we tend to learn some of the hard lesson’s associated with that challenge. Although we often intellectually know what we should be doing that doesn’t always mean that we will do it. Challenges help us know what to do differently in the future.

It’s easy to become a victim to some of our challenges though when we change our perspective on these types of situations we can become a victor. What gifts have you found in your challenges?

By Ricky Goodall, Meditation Instructor & Certified Nutrition Coach

by Verda

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