Being aware of challenges
By Dirk Devis,
March 16, 2021
As opportunities come along our way, are you also aware of the challenges that accompany them.
Challenges can take on different forms like the following:
- Limited time to seize this opportunity
- Level of complexity regarding the execution of this opportunity
- Limited resources to work with.
Sometimes the circumstances are so challenging that only a few people will want to take the opportunity and succeed at it, i.e. “anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm”. However, it is in accepting a challenge that one consciously becomes more alive and as such being and operating at 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 out of 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:
“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 you have the opportunity to measure yourself on where you are on your journey to succeed.
So, with opportunities come challenges ... are you up to the challenge?
Next week we will explore, having taken up the challenge, on what will be required to successfully drive this challenge to completion … and that is courage.