Don’t Be Afraid of Challenges

Challenges have made people winners.

Challenges can make you win too.

Depending on how you look at it, a challenge is like a gate. You have to pass through it to see your dream come true.

Hear Josh Hinds on challenges.

“Understand that it is ok to be scared or uncertain, however right beyond those barriers ultimately lies your dreams.” ~ Josh Hinds

Here are three reasons you should use challenges to get the “unfair” advantage.

1. Challenges help you discover the “more” about you

When you’re faced with a challenge, you’ll panic. Not to worry, that’s the first thing many people do when they’re confronted with an inexperienced territory.

It doesn’t make you weird. You’re totally in the normal gauge.

Your work is not to remain there. As a winner, you should decide to see your challenge as a learning experience. Keep an open mind for surprises.

2. Raw fear distorts your reality

Your mind sees what you think and what you believe.

Another way to rephrase this is that your mind sees what you perceive to be the truth.

Sometimes, what you see may be wrong. As much as it is natural for you to panic at the first instance, don’t let the “I don’t know what to do” make you paranoid.

Most times, your heart will be speaking the absolute truth about the situation. And the shocking part is that it may go contrary to what your eyes [mind] see.

3. Challenges tell you how you’re out of alignment

Goal-setting is good. But just crafting them out without action is an open invitation for failure. I learnt this hard lesson.

To prevent stagnation, learn to track what you did that went right. And also track the things you did that were not so good. This allows you to grow personally and professionally.

Each time you overcome a challenge, you’ll know what you should not do. And when to ask for help from other more experienced people.

Back to you…

How do you deal with challenges? Do you also panic when you’re in unfamiliar territory?

Let’s talk in the comments.


3 thoughts on “Don’t Be Afraid of Challenges

  1. Hi, nice blog.

    I’m a natural “trouble shooter”, so when I hit a wall I tend to dig deep till I find the root cause.

    Consequently, when I’m stuck in unfamiliar territory and feel panic begin to bubble, I like to remind myself that fear is only my mind playing tricks on me, snagging me like a wayward branch and saying “you can’t win this.”

    When I can win the battle in my mind, then I’m ready to fight anything else.

    This way I realise I have been my own enemy all along.


    1. Hello Uju.

      Thanks for the blog comment.

      I love the idea of digging deep till you find the root cause. Personally, I learnt this digging deep method in February this year.

      And it really works. Stay calm. Quiet your mind. Ask yourself why until you hear that truthful, humble, still voice speak in your heart. It’s how it works for me.

      On the path of growth, misjudgement is one of the things that can hinder my progress. And fear is one misjudgement.

      When the mental battle is won, the victory will always show on the outside.

      By the way, thanks for visiting. You’re always welcome to PBW & Beyond.



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