For the latter days in the week it seemed to me that it was indeed going to be tough with what I needed to share with the world. The week has been such a busy, tiring and stressful one that I could not even think straight. Least did I know that my provider, the one who knows all had something in store for me. Which came out through a question someone asked me on Thursday, he said; Is it true that life is a challenge?The moment he asked that question, like magic, my mind immediately moved out of its tired and stressed up state into a relaxed, innovative and creative one. Although I asked him why he was asking that question and his personal view on that, my mind was far away to the process leading to fertilization and I thought; Life has always been a challenge.Right from the million sperms racing to fertilize a single egg. Only one succeeds and they go through anything to win that challenge. These single sperms are each human being on earth including you and me. This challenge continuous in utero till the baby is born. After birth the baby goes through series of challenges with the developmental growth stages. There’s a stage it needs to learn to sit, stand, crawl, walk and so on.
After succeeding a stage, the baby moves to the next challenge but if he’s unable to he or she has to keep trying until he finally succeeds.
Now, a challenge means to undertake something that is difficult or a test in one’s abilities in a demanding but stimulating undertaking.
Life itself is a challenge, and its these challenges that makes life interesting and overcoming them makes life meaningful. Without it we have nothing to compare the good stuffs in our lives to.
Imagine if you are given a superpower of getting whatever you want in a second.
You wish for wealth and then 1 billion dollar is deposited in your account.
You wish for love, then you get a beautiful partner.
You wish for friends and then a ton of really cool friends to have fun with appears from nowhere.
How would you feel if this happens for real?
I guess super super high.
Driving around in your dream car, having a loving partner, with so much wealth that you don’t have to work even for a minute and can just party all day.
My question to you is, for how long would you feel the same level of happiness?You might feel great for a few days, maybe weeks, at most few months but what will be next?
Would you keep feeling so high and happy all the time? I doubt that.
Your happiness levels will come to the same level as you have now and eventually everything gets boring and plain. Then there will be nothing special in your life except living the same old boring routine. We live now at a given moment struggling and doing anything possible to live the next day which is also uncertain but we live it anyway. Why then will you give up on a visible challenge?
Life will always be a challenge, right from high school its the challenge to get into a college, from there you will be attending interviews trying to prove you are fit for a position about 10 people likewise wants when seeking for a job. This doesn’t end there because right after completing a challenge a new and bigger one appears just like in playing any game. Facing the challenge will only make you a better person while ignoring them will make you a coward, and each time we are through with a challenge we end up stronger than before and prepared for a higher stage.
If you ain’t going through any challenge in life then you’re depriving yourself of inner growth, you are remaining stagnant, unproductive, sorry to say “useless”.
Whoever yearns to grow should love challenges and even create one for him or herself in cases of none which is impossible, and just to live it in his or her own way. If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.
I think my greatest challenge so far in life is having to Live for Me, not for others, for the society or family. Living life how I want to live it and not by how the world expects me to live it, in the state of a glass ceiling and in checkboxes. Limiting myself to only what seems right and appropriate to the world sounds so costly to me that living for myself is something I so far doubt I can ever give up on. Not that i will always be right with my thought but wherever something does not feel right to me, it never will be even if the whole world believes in it. It may sound as an easy task to other but its so far the greatest challenge I have to face especially when the people you care about are involved. Its to either give up on them or be selfish enough to choose yourself over them.
But then nothing should ever stop a man from growing or living. Whatever your challenge is now, it’s a past task or challenge to someone who succeeded and is at a higher level taking greater risk now. Therefore if they survived it so will you too.
Just take one step after the other living a moment at a time and believing in yourself since you stop fighting the moment you losses that.
I’ve often love challenges. I pick personal ones often, try to do and succeed in what people term as the “impossible”.
One way I’ve always succeeded it is by reminding myself that I may end up having to stand alone, and somehow I’m not afraid to because I’ve lived life often with the habit of being alone and enjoying it but I love company too.
There’s a fighter in you whether you believe it or not, you just need to act a little bold and tell yourself; I will survive this.
What has been your greatest challenge in life up to this point? You can also share it by leaving it in the comment box, I’m sure most people including me would love to know about it and that they ain’t going through life’s challenges alone.