Trying to achieve our dreams isn’t easy. It’s really hard, in fact, but the good news is, it’s meant to be. The challenges and obstacles that get in our way are there for a reason, so don’t run away from. Embrace them.
On every little step of the journey towards your dreams you will be challenged and asked to step up to the mark. You can do one of two things: you can either step up or you can step down. But when you step down, the likelihood is that you’re going to get run down, too.
Every personal challenge in life has two outcomes: victory or loss. There is no in-between, there is no draw. A draw just means that you didn’t win. You may not have lost, but you still didn’t win. Sometimes, drawing is worse than losing, especially when you’re drawing against yourself.
Winning is the key!
Life’s challenges come when we need to be taught a lesson, and the harder they are the more we need the lesson. Life brings these lessons to our feet because we cannot move forwards unless we take on the challenge and win.
It’s no use sitting on your backside and waiting for the challenge to go away, because it won’t! It will not go away until you get up and face whatever it is head on. You cannot move past the challenge to your goal until you face it and beat it.
It could be something as simple as getting up an hour earlier to achieve something you need to achieve, or it could be facing your worst fear, but either way the challenge will still be there every second of every day until you take up the gauntlet and face it head on.
The good news is, the challenge is never as big as we make it out to be. Often these challenges seem massive in the mind, but often when we actually face them and take action we can’t understand what all the fuss was about. It’s never as bad as we think it’s going to be.
So, when a new challenge presents itself at your feet, stand up and face it head on. There is a lesson to learn in every challenge, and lessons lead to knowledge. The more knowledge we gather on the way to achieving our goals and dreams, the more use we will get out of them when we get there.
It will be hard, and if it isn’t it’s not really a challenge anyway. It will use up your energy and it may even be physically challenging, but if facing that challenge head on propels you even one inch closer to your dream, pick up the gauntlet and slap the face of your next challenge with it. I promise you will not regret it.
Remember: A challenge is there for a reason. We are challenged because we need the lesson that lies within that challenge. We need it if we are to achieve our dreams.