3 Ways To Overcome Your Challenges

As individuals, we are faced with many challenges in life. What matters is our ability to overcome those challenges.

At every phase in your life, you are going to be faced with new challenges.

Meaning Of Challenges.

Challenges are difficult tasks intended to convince a person to perform an action they otherwise wouldn’t do.

Challenges are also things done to arouse or stimulate somebody, especially by presenting with difficulties.

Challenge is something that puts you to the test.

Challenges aren’t meant to slow or break us down, but they are meant to toughen us up for the tasks more enormous task ahead.

How Do You React To Challenges?

How we react to challenges as humans matters a lot. We are supposed to ask ourselves this question at least three times daily.

How do I react to challenges?

I remember the year a few other students and I were chosen to take part in an essay competition.

Though I never knew how to write an essay, I had no choice but to take part as I didn’t want to let my teacher down.

The mere thought of letting my teacher down made me work harder to improve myself on writing essays. I got a few ideas, and I submitted the article to my teacher.

I learnt a very important lesson, and that is;

The only thing capable of making a man succeed or do something extraordinary is the fear of failure.

Fear is an essential tool in success.

Students do not study because they love studying; they study because they are afraid of failure.

People obey the laid down rules and regulations not because they love it, but because they are afraid of being punished.

Though I didn’t come out of the first place, I came out as the second runner up. I was indeed happy I won, and I learnt how to write an essay all because of a challenge.

How you react to challenges matter a lot. So long you are still alive, you can never escape challenges.

If I had refused to write that essay as instructed by my teacher, I probably would not have written this article you are reading.

Importance Of Challenges

Challenges are not as bad as they appear, challenges are trial times, and if you overcome them, you become bigger and better than you were before.

Without Challenges, you would not be able to discover your purpose.

As earlier stated, Challenges aren’t meant to break us down; instead, challenges are expected to propel us to greater heights, it is intended to bring out the best in us and make us believe in ourselves.

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

— James 1:12

Many shy from challenges and little wonder why their destinies seem to elude them.

Challenges make you yearn for success. It also makes you unravel your potential in creating new things with pure conviction.

Without Challenges, you would not be able to achieve your dream.

They are the things that are supposed to motivate you to aspire harder; Challenges are meant to toughen you up for the better.

They are meant to make you bolder, stronger and smarter than you were before.

Challenges help in maximizing your today for a greater tomorrow.

Without challenges, you can never know your potential. Your potential can only be realised when you overcome challenges because you will not see that you can be able to do a particular thing unless you try it.

Overcoming Challenges And Obstacles.

Challenges can toughen you up and only when you overcome them.

Overcoming challenges is one of the most significant achievement you can make in life.

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

— James 1:12

You can overcome your challenges following the simple steps below;

  • Be determined,
  • Don’t be ashamed,
  • Seek the help of God.

Be Determined.

Determination is simply ‘The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions, the decision of character; resoluteness.’

Your background doesn’t mean your back must be on the ground.

Obstacles in life can be overwhelming, and most of the time, persistent. Never allow your challenges to overwhelm you, you are to overcome challenges no matter how great or small it is.

Determination is the sure way for you to overcome challenges.

The human mind is a very powerful asset, anything you put your mind to do will be done, don’t let anyone or any situation overwhelm you, you are your person.

Take on the challenge; tell yourself that you are different. Don’t let anything steal your attention. You can do it.

Determination is stronger than witchcraft.

“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can hinder the firm resolve of a determined soul.”

You can overcome any challenge if you are determined enough.

Do Not Be Ashamed.

Never be ashamed of telling anyone about your challenges; forget about what people will say about you.

It is your life, no one was born for you, and neither were you born for anyone. Your life is only meant to impact lives.

Challenges can be overcome easily if you tell someone about it.

Not until you overcome your challenges, you are not yet a victor; instead, you are a victim.

Don’t be ashamed because everyone has their challenges, no one will tell you what he/she is going through, but they’ll want to make it seem as though they are happy.

Never be ashamed of your challenges because if you are ashamed, you’ll develop depression and low self-esteem. Your self-esteem is vital in your life.

Believe that you are the best because that’s who you are and nothing less.

Seek The Help Of God.

The right way to overcome challenges to pray to seek the help of God

In the Bible, every man in the Israel army had run away from the threats of Goliath. But David took it upon himself and said;

What shall be done to the man that kills this philistine and take the reproach from Israel?

— 1 Samuel 17:26

David saw the challenge and charged towards it; he killed Goliath with a stone from a sling.

He would never have done it without God.

You can’t overcome your challenges without God.

God is the only one that can help you; he’s your father.

From the beginning of time, God has been helping great men in overcoming their challenges. Your case won’t be any different.

For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

— Isaiah 41:13

There’s no need to be afraid of anything or anyone; God said that he’d help and guide your path.

The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

— Psalm 27:1

Conclusion

Those are major ways to overcome your challenges.

Which of the ways above did you find more appealing to yourself?

Leave your answers in the comments below;

This Post Has 38 Comments

  1. Katy Malkin

    Very thorough. I definitely agree determination is very important!

  2. Krysten Quiles

    This was a really awesome read, I struggle with challenges at time. Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!

  3. Melissa Jacobs

    I love this article and your Bible references. ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’ Phil 4:13. Thanks.

  4. Thanks for all the very thorough tips. Challenges can be hard to overcome sometimes and it may be easy to give up but they provide with great lessons and it is always rewarding to overcome them.

  5. Ashlyn

    Challenges are a part of our development as people, a good part of what defines us is how we overcome our challenges. I especially like how you mentioned to not be ashamed of our challenges, I cannot agree more. So many people compare and contrast their challenges to other’s but our challenges are custom fit to us.

  6. Amber Myers

    I love this! I always try to keep going and not give up. If I can’t do something, I at least try my best.

  7. Julia Hess

    Such a great read especially when dealing with challenges. It is all how you face the challenges and you have explained some great tips to help deal with them.

  8. Agnes

    We face challenges every day. I like depending on God when I face a tough challenge. You have put it out so clearly! Thank you.

  9. Steph

    Great article.You are amazing for coming out second runner.

  10. Nour

    We will always face challenges, so it’s important to have the mentality to work any struggle in the future.

  11. Reecca

    Thanks for a good read — appreciated the quotes and other sources interspersed.

  12. Marie Phillips

    Depending on God and changing our mindset is a great help in getting over challenges. And the feeling of getting to the other side is like none other!

  13. Adrienne

    Thanks for sharing this. This has been a challenging time for all indeed. We can’t choose whether or not we will have challenges but we can choose to overcome them!

  14. angela k church

    Thank you for sharing your post… oh it truly said so many things and offers something to think about.

  15. Lynda Hogan

    Very timely when we are all being challenged daily during this Coronavirus outbreak. I think challenging yourself from time to time is quite healthy, but the key is not to overdo it or take on more than you are capable of. Some great advice in this post.

  16. Cristina Petrini

    Personally I can say that many obstacles and challenges that I did not think possible to face I succeeded to my surprise when I found myself unable to do otherwise.

  17. littlemisadvencha

    To perceive challenges as something that would help you shape your character is really beneficial. Of course, faith in God that He will deliver you from it is also important. 🙂 We should have faith and keep on going…

  18. Nyxie

    Overcoming challenges can be very difficult. But anything is possible with determination, support and the drive to do better.
    Excellent post.

  19. Jimmy Clare

    Awesome practical tips thanks for sharing them

  20. R U S S

    People, in general, are scared of failing & uncertainties which we usually experience when we are faced with challenges. But what is life without challenges, right? For me, it’s important to always see the good in the bad. And yes, we can control how we react to situations.

  21. Alyssa

    Excellent points! Great information. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Monidipa

    Because fear is to us a position of vulnerability, our tendency is to turn this fear into anger – a much more powerful and less vulnerable emotion. … Therefore, one of the most valuable skills for both our mental and physical health that we can teach ourselves and others is how to control, and conquer your fears. These ways are very effective.

  23. Moon Ray

    Challenge the Challenge with Determination !!!! Most of the points are covered. Nice practical tips!!!

  24. Shruti

    Most of us know of these tips. the problem hit when the time of implementation arrives. That’s when most of us start to face difficulty.

  25. I like that you talked about the importance of challenges. Whenever I’m low, reminding myself of that makes me feel so much better. Challenges and hardship is a part of being human and life wouldn’t be so beautiful without them xx

  26. Alissa Ackerman

    I definitely agree that fear can be a huge motivator…but it can be a far larger setback. Those who are led by fear often work out of shame by default and are prone to mistakes. Plus, excessive stress actually shrinks the hippocampus component of the brain–so fear is capable of impairing our motivation, memory, and ability to learn on a very deep and physical level.
    I do think it is the overcoming of fear, the opportunity to face it head on and not be influenced by it any longer that makes a challenge a good one. That determination and drive to succeed is definitely crucial and outweighs the power of fear.

  27. Sophia

    I definitely struggle a bit with fear but I know how important it is to overcome fears.This was really well written.

  28. Lyne

    Thanks for sharing your tips, it’s always nice to re-think about how we could overcome challenges.

  29. shelby

    It’s so important to identify your personal challenges and how to overcome them! I’m more of a face-them-head-on type of person!

  30. Britt K

    The fear of failure can be the biggest roadblock to success if we allow it. However, as you said, being unashamed of admitting our challenges and being willing to fail will allow us to step outside of our comfort zone and accomplish great things!

  31. World in Eyes

    What a wonderful article, very summarized way to overcome challenges.

  32. David Elliott

    I think it’s very important to look as challenges as opportunities for growth. Because when you change how you look at things it helps so much in overcoming them. Realizing it’s an opportunity for you to grow in this moment makes a lot of difference.

  33. Mommy Peach

    wow! thank you so much for sharing this with us! i really needed this especially during this tying time for us all

  34. Patricia P.

    Timely post, as we are going through many great challenges right now. As a society and as individuals, many are finding it difficult right now. I have lived through many many challenges in my life. Yes, fear is a big hurdle, but sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and jump right into the middle of it all. Accepting challenges and tackling them pushes you forward.

  35. Jimmy

    really great tips

  36. Tia M.

    Fantastic tips! I love that you say to seek the help of God! I know that I make it through the worst storms when I lean on God!

  37. Kristine

    Thank you for this amazing and motivational post, overcoming the challenges is so important but so difficult at the same time, I try very hard but doesn’t always work. Loved this article, thanks so much for sharing!

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