Each day we’re faced with challenges, it’s one of the things I look forward to each morning and dread too. There are days you don’t know what’s waiting for you, and sometimes what you are expecting that day isn’t something you’re looking forward to. So today I have a challenge for you, as said by General George S. Patton:
“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”
We can get so caught up in the struggle, and feel like we’re so far from ever reaching our destination that we can forget about what it feels like to have a victory. The length and fight of the struggle dissuades many people from choosing or accepting challenges, so many people stay stuck, poor, unhappy and alone. Because we’ve forgotten how great the victory is we’re living partial, unfulfilled lives.
This is one reason why I encourage all my clients to celebrate little victories as well as big ones, because if you don’t celebrate the little ones along the way you’ll never get to the big one. If we don’t get to the victories the journey of life is one long stretch of challenges that are pointless really. Challenges exist for two reasons: to help you grow and to get you to victories. If neither of those is happening, what’s the point?
So this week and this spring choose some challenges to accept, challenges that you know will bring you to a quick victory, little or big. Once you’ve learned how you personally work through challenges it becomes a lot easier to accept them and pace yourself so that you achieve victories on a regular basis and in every season of your life. Let this spring be the start of the rest of your life.