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Challenges Require Us to Conquer Them

Motivational Quotes

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe” – Anatole France.

 

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference” – Serenity Prayer

 

Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth, and set down as gain each day that Fortune grants” – Horace.

 

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present” – Unkonwn

 

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain.

Life is full of challenges. Everyday comes with its own challenges. If you give up, you are acknowledging failure. You are embracing failure. We were designed to overcome all difficulties that come our way. I don’t know what you are facing but I know that you are sorely responsible for your life. “How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser” – Lou Holtz.

It is your responsibility to do your very best to overcome all issues that come with life. If you sit and wait for someone, they will never show up. It is entirely up you to do something about it. Get up and get moving for challenges do not last a life time, they last, but a moment.

Challenges are a sign of things to come. They are merely a test of your mental attitude and character. The challenges we go through in our life help build our characters. The way you handle your current challenges determines how far you will go in achieving your success. Surely success does not come easily. It does not come on a silver platter.

If it were easy we would all be successful and am sure that life would be boring. There would be no motivation to life. Challenges help us find solutions to life. “Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful” – Joshua J. Marine.

In your journey to succeed you will fail many times but that should not stop you from reaching your goals. Problems are temporal, they are the path to success. You will achieve whatever you set your mind on, but that does not mean it will come without great cost. Every good thing comes at a high cost. There is always a price to pay for you to enjoy long lasting success.

One of the biggest problems I have noticed especially with the current generation is wanting to cut corners. Wanting to compete with other people. Measuring success by possessional materials. Being envious of other peoples achievements. Just because you have seen your friend seemingly doing fine, you also want to do the same. No! live your own life.

Learn How to Handle Your Own Your Challenges

I believe that there are no problems that are insurmountable. In my life I have faced some very challenging situations that at times have left me feeling helpless. Some of the problems are as a result of my bad decisions and some are not of my own making. But in all, I have learnt to handle them positively.

I remember the first time I lost my job due to restructuring. It was very difficult to comprehend then and it actually took me sometime to open up and start telling people about it. I thought it was the end of the world. Maybe, the only consolation then was that I was still very young and learning life.

It took me some time to actually come to terms with the fact that I was un employed. Young as I was, I had to re-focus my life. I know that its not easy when you have lost your only source of income. But there is always a way out. Sometimes things happen for us to see the other side of life. Losing a source of income is not the end of your life but rather it is the beginning of a new challenge in your life.

Stop complaining about not having an income and start working on your next big income stream. If you can see the invisible you can achieve the impossible. Start seeing the invisible. If promotion is not coming, what are you doing about it? If you are looking for a huge business contract are you ready for it? Are you prepared to handle the many responsibilities that come with huge business contracts?

The thing is, you may be going through challenges right now but, you are not the only one. Learn from your current situation and get ready for the next big step in your life. God blesses people he can trust. He blesses people who are ready and willing to take the challenge.

Keep Moving Forward

When you are faced with problems the most important thing to do is to keep moving forward. Yes, sometimes it seems impossible to even just motivate yourself, but just keep moving anyway. Ever since I took on the journey of personal development I have learned that not all days are the same. Sometimes you win sometimes you lose.

But even in your loss there is a pinch of victory, because you will have learned how not to fail. You may not notice it, but you are slowly growing as you move forward. I like giving the example of my website, every time I successfully publish an article, I know that am moving forward.

The more I write the more I move forward, the more I move forward, the closer I get to achieving my dream of building a reputable and successful personal development and self growth website. For me the main focus and motivation for this site is to encourage someone to achieve their dreams.

Look, if I can contribute in a small way am more than happy to do that. I am not perfect but more than willing to help. And you know this site is also a source of motivation for me that is why I intend to keep providing free self improvement content and materials.

Conclusion

Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars” – Brian Tracy. I would like encourage you to take steps that will help you to overcome life’s challenges. After all challenges are what make us grow. When you where a baby you had to overcome the fear of falling when learning how to walk. You were fearless. Get back that attitude and start overcoming your current situation. Bye and remember to conquer your challenges.

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Life gives us a second chance

Motivational Quotes

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe” – Anatole France.

 

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference” – Serenity Prayer

 

Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth, and set down as gain each day that Fortune grants” – Horace.

 

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present” – Unkonwn

 

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain.

If you are reading this article, today is the first day of the rest of your life, and you have every reason to be grateful for it. Thank God for the gift of your life. You are alive for a reason. I believe that life has always given us an opportunity for a second chance. You may not currently be in a position to afford a good life. A life that you desire. You may have messed up or have let an opportunity pass you by. Yes, life may seem to be unbearable and unfair; the doctors may have given you a bad report on your health but, that’s not the end of the world. Thank God you are still alive. Let me assure you, that for as long as you have the breadth of life in you; as long as you are alive;  you definitely have an opportunity to overcome your current challenges. Never give up because it is never too late for you to achieve your dreams. Yes, some people may seem to be far ahead of you, but always remember that you have your own life to live; and who says you should live your life based on other people’s progress?

Most of us have had a very bumpy life. Sometimes due to our own making and at times due to circumstances beyond our control. I believe that most of the circumstances we go through in life are of our own making. Meaning we have the power to change them. Most of us have given up on making progress with our lives. We have become accustomed and have accepted to living a mediocre life. When we fall down we must learn to pick ourselves up. Many of the times we will have very few people around when we have fallen down. It is at these times when we should summon all our strength and courage to stand up and keep moving. The God who has given us life also provides us with the strength and direction of our lives.

As human beings, we must embrace and be thankful that we are always given a second chance at life. Though we fall, when we have the courage to get up, God gives us more life and grace so that we can achieve our goals. Yes, I know that there are opportunities that come once in a lifetime. Some of these may not be the best ones for us. Never give up just know that God’s timing is the best. We should all bear in mind that the greatest glory of living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time you fall. Those that have succeeded have failed before. The great inventors of this world have failed many times before they succeeded and today who remembers their failures?

Have a never give up mentality

I love football and sports in general. Sportsmen and women who succeed have a never give up mentality. Sportsmen and women are impressive; the hours and days they put in training for them to show their skill only for a short period of time is amazing. Not only to show their skills but also win to matches, is out of this world. I recently watched a football match were the team I support was written off even before the beginning of the match. The only consolation I had as a supporter was that we are going to have a good game of football. But as the players entered the pitch you could see the positive mindset they were carrying. They just looked like they had already won the match. You see they had lost the first match and needed to win this one by an “impossible” scoreline against one of the very best teams. When my team scored the first goal I believed that the impossible would be possible. Well, the rest is history.

The never give up mentality should be adopted at all times. Those who never give up even in the times of adversity are bound to succeed. When you are given a second chance, embrace it with all your might and ensure that you make the best of every opportunity. Don’t be discouraged when you fail, because you have just discovered one way of not making it. I have set a one month challenge; beginning 1st February I will be posting an article every day until the month-end. This is a huge challenge for me, as I have never done this before. But I pray that God will give me a never give up mentality. A mentality to press on until I achieve the goal. I will evaluate my progress at the end of the challenge and share the experience. I am looking forward to it.

I believe that challenging our abilities is one of the best ways to ensuring and enhancing personal development and growth. I think life would be very boring without challenges. I am now developing a mentality of constantly challenging my abilities.

Enjoy your life

Learn to live a happy life. Decide to be happy every morning you wake up. Did you know that happiness is the highest level of success? One of the best ways of enjoying life is doing the things you enjoy most of the time. There is no point in living a life of grumbling every day. “Life is too short to be lived with hate and sadness” – said Nelson Mandela when he was released from prison after 27 years. He had no choice but to forgive his oppressors because he did not want to continue being their prisoner by carrying hatred in his heart. He wanted to enjoy total freedom for the rest of his life. If you are carrying hate, unforgiveness, and anger you are not free; you are a prisoner. Free yourself and begin to enjoy your life.

Happiness also comes through giving. I have great joy when I give and see the joy on the other person. I used to wonder why the bible says it is more blessed to give than to receive. I mean, after all, we all want to be on the receiving end especially good gifts. but I have learned that as a parent we are always happy to see our children enjoying the fruits of our labour. I don’t know about you but the joy I get when I have provided a solution for someone and they walk away happy is just mind-blowing. Giving may not necessarily be in monetary form. It could just be a helping hand. It could be your time or just being good to someone. There is so much we could do for the world that will put a smile on many people. Imagine living in a world full of happy people.

Conclusion

Life is only what we choose to make it. With every choice you make, you create your life. God is such a gracious father he is a God of second chances. We must learn to embrace the opportunities and chances that come our way. Many a time we will fail, but we must never give up. We must remain steadfast and focused. We must embrace failure and learn from it; we must never be defeated by it. Remember that life is built of the things we do. The small things we do every day. “In the end, it is not the years in your life that count. Its the life in your years” – Abraham Lincoln.

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