A Challenge; quite simply is ‘a call or summons to engage in a competition or any contest’…Last night in between eating my supper and getting my daughter ready for bed, I had a conversation with the lovely Kimberly Castleberry.
She turned my attention to the 30 day content challenge that she had orchestrated. I was already aware of this challenge from the post I had read by Linda Grace Cox early in the day and had thought to myself that this certainly would be a wonderful challenge to do, if only I had the time.
Still this wouldn’t really be a challenge if there wasn’t the possibility of me failing and so with one hand full of optimism and the other with pure stupidity, I gracefully accepted the gauntlet that Kimberly had thrown in my direction.
I must profess I was tempted to simply duck and let the gauntlet fly pass straight over the top of my head or even more crazily let it hit me bang full in the face so as to knock me out for 30 days, so that I would have a genuine excuse why I had failed so miserably
But no…true to my word, I grasped the gauntlet with both hands (possibly slightly more with the stupidity hand!) and set about my challenge.
Accept the challenges, so you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
And so I want to say a brief few words on why we should always at least consider the challenges that come our way and should more often than not accept them whenever we can.
Challenges are not supposed to be easy to achieve, they are supposed to help us grow, learn, accomplish, they allow us to cultivate our thoughts, minds, and values in life, but… and this is very important…. with any challenge, whether you accomplish it or not comes SUCCESS will always be present!
Now you are staring at my words right now, thinking how can there be a SUCCESS when a challenge has not been completed in its entirety.
Well…I will tell you… Every time we try something new, with grit and determination and with good intentions, we will ALWAYS create something POSITIVE… first of all, we will have learnt something new about our selves, we will have learnt how not to do something, we will have tried a method that didn’t work but we know not to use this method the next time round.
We have tried a new skill, we have tested out resolve, we have accomplished great things from just trying. Successful people will never give up, they may fail many times but they never quit, they will always succeed in the end.
“If we do not rise to the challenge of our unique capacity to shape our lives, to seek the kinds of growth that we find individually fulfilling, then we can have no security: we will live in a world of sham, in which our selves are determined by the will of others, in which we will be constantly buffeted and increasingly isolated by the changes round us.”
Come and join me and the others in this Challenge…If you succeed, great if you don’t, well quite simply it’s still all good!
And as DR Bernice Johnson Reagon once said…
Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.
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