The biggest challenges define us

“It is often the times in our lives where we face the biggest challenges that we look back and realize how it defined who we are today.”

How many times in life have you faced an obstacle in your life that seemed to stop you in your tracks and leave you searching desperately for an escape? Be it a personal tragedy, trouble at work or just that feeling you are standing still in your life whilst everyone else moves past you. But then, when you look back at a later date you realize that in those dark and difficult times you grew and discovered so much more about yourself than at any other time.

As you grow older you realize nothing is permanent, both good and bad, as well as nothing is ever as good or bad, as it seems in that split second we are living the moment. You begin to look at problems in the way they should be looked at, as a challenge where you can grow. Every challenge we face in life is different and teaches you things about who you are today and who you will be tomorrow. So the next time a difficult moment appears on your path understand that it is actually an opportunity to grow. It makes the world a much more interesting place to live and fear of problems just dissolves. Have a creative day.


8 thoughts on “The biggest challenges define us

  1. so true.
    if I don’t treat my problems
    as opportunity to grow
    then I’ll forever wallow in my sorrow.
    No way! πŸ™‚

    The New Yorker poster is interesting
    would you know what it implies?
    I heart that yellow interior.
    My books could use the space!


    1. I have been looking into what the New Yorker cover was for but I cannot seem to locate anything. Yes the yellow interior is great but I also posted earlier a circular bookcase with a person inside, I think you commented on that as well πŸ™‚ Thanks for all your comments.


  2. I loved your message…so very true. I came over from bended spoon’s link and I’m glad I did. I find the portrait of the man (Native American?)very moving. His features appear to have a lot of life experience to tell. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚


    1. Thank you for visiting. Bended Spoon is definitely one of my daily stops for inspiration. Her words can lift anyones spirit and I am going to put her link on my list of links. The Native American, I think it’s the right one you are talking about, is Danny Trejo a famous Hollywood actor. I didn’t take this although I wish I had the opportunity as it is a wonderful portrayal of a man with so much character.


  3. Thank you, Alan, for inspiring us today. I will try to look forward to the possibilities in problems! πŸ™‚ I usually try to see God in everything, even the hard stuff. There is usually a lesson, or a blessing in it some where . . .something to be thankful for!


    1. For something to inspire it takes two things. 1) Someone to think of something and communicate it and 2) someone to listen and receive. I believe it takes more effort to do the second part, so thank you for listening.


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