Monday Motivation – 05 August 2013

August 5, 2013


Weekly Motivation Message

challeng you change youWhat did you do to challenge yourself today? I am currently on a business trip and got up and did my T25 Total Body Circuit workout – in my hotel room – not easy, but SO glad I did not wimp out on myself and pushed through the challenge! So motivated, I’m going to get up and do it again tomorrow – my Challeng Group is counting on me!! What’s your motivation to stay challenged??

Challenging yourself

It’s altogether too common nowadays: people take the easy route, rather than the challenging one.

There’s nothing wrong about taking the easy route, if it gets you where you want to be. If you’re driving down the road, easier is better, usually — but when you’re looking at developing your life, challenging is often the best way to go.

Take fixing a toilet, for example. If the toilet endlessly runs or if it doesn’t flush right, you can either call a plumber or you learn how to fix it yourself. Call the plumber, and you’ll get a pretty good job. Learn how to fix it yourself, and you’ll learn something in the process.

Often, it pays to call in a professional to do something — if you’ve got water coming out of your wall, call someone who knows what to do about it. If it’s an emergency, or if you don’t have the time to do it yourself, by all means call someone who knows what’s going on. But if you can acquire the knowledge, and you have the time to do it, then learn how to do something right.

Learning more, growing more, becoming more — all of these things are important steps to master the challenges of your life.

Life, after all, is a set of challenges. In our youth, we learn to walk, to speak, to read. Later on, we learn about relationships, and we gain knowledge that helps us on our career paths. We build families, run companies, learn to provide for ourselves and our families. Each is a challenge, and our success in life is largely dictated by how well we do on those challenges.

Give up early on a challenge, and you never reap the benefits you would have gotten. Persist until you succeed, and you become better, stronger, happier.

Sure, it’s easier to give up when confronted by a challenge — but when you work through it, you find that you have attained a greater degree of understanding and skill than you had before. Each challenge accepted gives us a better view of the challenges we need to undertake in the future. Each time we grow, we learn we need to grow a little bit more.

Challenge is good. Conquering the challenges in our lives is essential to our growth.

Copyright, 2012, by Daryl R. Gibson.

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