Journey Framework: Being aware of challenges

As opportunities come along our way, are we also aware of the challenges that accompanies them?

Challenges can take on different forms like:

  • -  having a limited duration to complete this opportunity in
  • -  having to deal with a level of complexity regarding the execution of this opportunity
  • -  having limited resources to work with.

Sometimes the environment itself, to realise this opportunity in, is so challenging that only a few people will want to do it and succeeding at it, i.e. “anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm”. However, it is in accepting a challenge that one consciously lives and is called to be your best. Betty Davis frankly states that: “The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.”.

To be challenged is also to be put outside your comfort zone. Perhaps  it is when we are out of our comfort zones that we experience ourselves the most.  This is well described in the words of C. Joybel C.

“I have realized; it is during the times I am far outside my element that I experience myself the most. That I see and feel who I really am, the most! I think that's what a comet is like, you see, a comet is born in the outer realms of the universe! But it's only when it ventures too close to our sun or to other stars that it releases the blazing "tail" behind it and shoots brazen through the heavens!”

It is also during challenging times that I have the opportunity to measure myself on where I am on being my best.

So, with opportunities come challenges ... are you up to the challenge?

Copyright © : Dirk JO Devis – Frontier Coaching - 2012

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