Hello honey bunnies! How are you? How have you been keeping up with the pandemic? It’s been a while since I last posted and I am so sorry about that. I have been going through a whole lot lately, trying to process a lot and today I will be talking about the importance of challenges. But before that, I am happy to let you know I made the move from blogger to WordPress. It wasn’t easy lol. It took me days to move, import my content, fix broken links and all. I was busy with moving and everything that comes with it and that’s why I haven’t posted in a while. It was quite stressful but I’m glad I made the move.
A challenge is something that puts you to the test. Everyone has been through one challenge or the other but are challenges bad? Should you see them as a setback or a stepping stone? For me, challenges are not bad, they are good. They bring out the best in you. The myth of a life without challenges is false and no matter how rosy life is, there will always be challenges.
A life without obstacles may seem amazing but I have come to realize that challenges are inevitable and are also necessary if we want to become the best version of ourselves. Challenges bring out the best in you. They make you stronger. They push you to be the best version of yourself. Challenges are not a death sentence. They will only make you stronger and better. Here are some importance of challenges!
1) Challenges build our strength and belief in ourselves
So many of us doubt our capabilities and underestimate ourselves but challenges remind us that we are stronger than we know/think we are. Challenges make us do things we never thought we could do. They make us wiser, more willing to take risks, confident in our abilities. They make us an overall better person and they build our resilience too.
You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice – Bob Marley
2) They help us appreciate the little things
Most times, we take the little things for granted, we throw the term gratitude away but challenges help bring back the attitude of gratitude. Take a look at the pandemic for instance. Before the pandemic, we used to see being able to go out as a no-brainer but right now, in the middle of the pandemic, with our butts stuck in our homes, a lot of us have started to appreciate being able to go out. Most times, we don’t really appreciate what we have until we lose it but challenges open our eyes to the little things that really matter which we take for granted.
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3) They remind you of the fact that you are human
So many of us feel like we are gods and goddesses who can’t make mistakes or don’t have any weaknesses until a challenge comes by. Challenges remind us of the fact that we are humans, we have weaknesses and limitations. They remind us that there is still a lot more to be learnt and they help reduce our ego.
If everything were perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow – Beyoncé
4) Challenges make you value your achievements even more
When you cross hurdles to achieve a particular thing, you appreciate your achievements way more than you would appreciate it if you had everything on a platter of gold. Some accomplishments wouldn’t be as valued as they are if they were less challenging. Imagine, I was hungry and someone walked up to me and handed me a plate of food. Of course, I would appreciate it but I would definitely value it more if I had to struggle and go through some difficulties to get that food. Challenges make your accomplishments more worth it!
Challenges won’t destroy you. They’ll make you better. Challenges though tough, could make you cry, feel sad are an incredible necessity for becoming the best version of yourself. If we look back and reflect on our lives, we will realize that the challenges rather than the joyful moments shaped us into the person we are today. Always see challenges as a stepping stone, a learning experience and a mind builder. They are placed in our lives to help us grow and I feel like the universe will never test us with a challenge we can’t overcome. Whatever challenge you have faced or are facing was given to you because you are capable of overcoming it. It is 100% okay for challenges to come your way!
Every challenge you face today makes you stronger tomorrow. The challenge of life is intended to make you better, not bitter. – Roy T. Bennett