Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional. -Roger Crawford
At this time everyone is facing great challenges. Every challenge is unique therefore it requires an unique plan to face it.
I have faced many challenges, sometimes I think that it is more than one person deserves. I have broken bones, recovered from a motorbike accident as a passenger, loss of loved ones, marriages that have fallen apart.
I look back on all of them and wonder how I made it through some of them. I did hit a brick wall, a wall the crashed on me with my mental health. For that challenge I decided not to conquer but, rather I surrendered to it. My answer was attempted suicide by taking an overdose of sleeping pills.
I know now that lashing out in anger that is destructive, I have learned to channel my anger to achieve constructive results. The former saw me burn relationships that could never be repaired. The latter, I now explain the action that angered me, it is not directed to a person. No name calling, no shaming, etc.,
Now, that doesn’t mean when I am challenge that I lay down like a door mat to be walked on. It means I have learned in a constructive way when something, someone, has crossed boundaries.
So, once again I have to summon all that I have learned, focus on the situation, conquer the situation, and do not surrender to it!