Strategies to Face Life’s Challenges

“You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages. “ – — —Michelle Obama

Smooth roads never make good drivers!

Smooth sea never makes good sailors!

Clear Skies never make good pilots!

Problem free life never makes a strong & good person!

Be strong enough to accept the challenges of life.

Don’t ask Life

“Why me?”

Instead say

“Try Me!”

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”
Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
Helen Keller

“Be the kind of person who dares to face life’s challenges and overcome them rather than dodging them.”
Roy T. Bennett

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Embrace Your Life as It Is Rather than as you Wish It to Be

The Buddha taught that the secret to life is to want what you have and to not want what you don’t have. Being present means being present to the life that you have right here, right now.There is freedom in taking life as it comes to us—the good with the bad, the wonderful with the tragic, the love with the loss, and the life with the death. When we embrace it all, then we have a real chance to enjoy life, to value our experiences, and to mine the treasures that are there for the taking. When we surrender to the reality of who we are, we give ourselves a chance to do what we can do.

Turn Toward Reality

So often we turn away from life rather than toward it. We are masters of avoidance! But if we want to be present—to enjoy life and to be more effective in it—we must orient ourselves toward facing reality.When we are guided by the reality principle, we develop a deeper capacity to deal with life more effectively. What once was difficult is now easier. What once frightened us now feels familiar. Life becomes more manageable. And there’s something even deeper that we gain. Because we can see that we have grown stronger, we have greater confidence that we can grow even stronger still. This is the basis of feeling capable, which I think is the wellspring of a satisfying life.

Practice Gratitude

It is easy to count our troubles rather than our blessings, but such an attitude undermines our ability to draw from the good that we have been given and to see our lives fundamentally as a gift. A change in perspective can make all the difference. Recognizing the good and receiving it with gratitude is a recipe for emotional health and well-being. This attitude enlarges the possibility that we can make use of the good we have been given and even use it to cope with the difficulties that we inevitably have inherited.

5 Lessons You Learn Through Life’s Challenges

  1. You need to change

Instead of looking at external circumstances and blame them for unfortunate life events, look at yourself first and see if there’s anything you can improve. Can you change the way you live so that your life situation can improve? Whether it be changing your habits, attitude, or outlook, you need to change in order to improve your life’s situation. Failing to accept the truth life presents to you, you will forever fall into the traps you can never seem to escape.If you’re gonna make a change… operate from a new belief that says life happens not to me but for me.

2. You can’t control life but you can control yourself.

When you go through life’s challenges, you have the choice to either fall apart  and become a victim of circumstances, or you can rise up high and above others.

3. You can’t change the way things are but you can change the way you look at things.

You cannot control what happens to you but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

4. You are actually a very strong person.

A mind that is stretched by anew experience can never go back to its old dimension.

5. You are your own worst enemy and your own best friend.

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.

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Life’s challenges aren’t here to break you. Life’s challenges are here to mold, refine and make you all into all you were intended to become.

-Billy Cox-

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