I would start by quoting a line from an inspirational book, “Be Unstoppable: No excuses” by Tariku Bogale, who is a strong believer in the power of education, an inspirational personality with numerous prestigious achievements under his name.
“Life would not be as vibrant without the curve balls it likes to throw at us.”
True that!! Life would be really boring and actually ‘lifeless’, if you understand what we mean here without peaks and valleys filled with challenges. Why is that? You see, our mind and bodies are like computer systems – they need to be in action. So what is that which keeps us functioning and engaged in life? Through which we learn and evolve?
It’s challenges and difficulties to overcome which we act and achieve our targets we act. They make us ‘active’, enhance our knowledge, and improve our thinking power and creativity. You know, just keep us engaged all in all in life. The difficulties we come across in life, strengthen our minds, as labor does the body.
There are few quotes you can tell yourself in the face of challenges.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. -Helen Keller
A great lady, who is known for her educational contributions also agrees that it’s the challenging adventures which fill life up with colors. Overcoming difficulties and achieving your targets is what exactly the life all about. With this, there won’t be any learning, no thriving.
Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.
You must know that, sure, difficulties are part of life, but you must not give in and ‘decide’ to lose to hard times. You know, always keep trying to overcome the problems, there’s no problem with a solution to it. Do not take hard times as an excuse to slack off. So often we avoid to face the reality head-on, we’re masters of avoidance! We must orient ourselves to facing the reality with a positive mindset because know that challenges become problems only when you surrender to them. How you turn an unfavorable situation to your favor, is completely dependent on your approach towards it. Decide how you process the problem and arrive at solutions to deal with it.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. -Chinese proverb
Rightly put – no human can become sturdy in the face of future challenges without the acquisition of polishing education and training from challenging adventures. We learn about things through our experiences which may not be very favorable for us. They groom us into a more capable person. No matter how many times you fall down, you get up with a more determined spirit and more ready than before, more learned than before! That’s how you become strong – by learning from your problems. Figure out solutions from different directions. Determine and explore new methodologies, so that the next time you come across some difficulty, you would be able to interact with it better.