Daily Thoughts

May 12, 2017
Accept the Challenge

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“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a different way to stand.” –Oprah Winfrey


I don’t know about you, but I love a challenge. There’s something incredibly energizing about the possibility of tackling the unknown, applying my strengths, overcoming my weaknesses and acquiring skills.

It wasn’t always this way for me. I recall a time in my 20s when everything was dark. I was in a low place emotionally, mentally and at times, physically. I sought and received professional counseling to help lift me from my unhappy state, to find meaning, make better decisions and find the joy in everyday life.

None of this happened overnight. It took work, determination and hope. What I learned was that I’m capable of much more than I believe, that just because there’s an obstacle or roadblock doesn’t make it a negative. Perhaps most important was that I learned to trust myself, to embrace life with all its challenges, and to view challenge as both positive and life-affirming.

Today, I welcome what’s new. Yes, sometimes the unknown is scary, confusing and uncertain. That’s life. It beats the alternative. When life is over, you have no second chances to do it right. All you have is here and now. It’s up to each of us to make the most of each moment, to regard challenges as yet another step on the learning path of life, and to be ready, willing and able to accept the challenge presented.

It could be that starting over, deciding on an innovative approach, enlisting the help of others, doing a thorough self-search and analysis of strengths and weaknesses, examining motives and declaring that you’re up for the task is what it takes. Whatever way works best for you, employ that.

Remember, the first step is to accept the challenge. Then, keep going.


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