Are challenges needed for growth and success

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Are challenges needed for growth and success

Post by Debbyemi » 07 Sep 2017, 09:18

In Bluewater Walkabout, the author experienced challenges which she overcame. There is also a popular adage that says "challenges are stepping stones to success". How true is this, and how often do we need challenges to succeed. Is it also possible to succeed without challenges. Share your views about that.

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Post by Amagine » 07 Sep 2017, 12:50

I absolutely do agree that challenges are needed for growth. If you're not being challenged, you'll never learn and grow.
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Post by Katherine Smith » 07 Sep 2017, 13:36

I think that challenges make you stronger as an individual to a certain point. I feel that a life that is filled with challenges can either push you further towards your dreams or can make you feel hopeless. I think that you can succeed in life without challenges, but it does not teach you anything about life. A life without challenges causes people to feel entitled and narcissistic.
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Post by kandscreeley » 07 Sep 2017, 13:40

I personally don't believe a life without challenges exists. We WILL meet with challenges albeit some harder than others. Our ONLY choice is how we deal with them.
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Post by Ljessup » 07 Sep 2017, 14:19

Challenges will always exist as long as life exists. I absolutely believe that challenges help us grow and learn, and regardless of whether they did or did not they would still be there. I am happy that we can benefit from them though! :D
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Post by Yaone » 07 Sep 2017, 23:08

Yes challenges are needed for growth. Without challenges we would not be able to know our capabilities to stand up to challenges. When you endure the trials you face eventually you overcome them and they dont bother you.
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Post by Yaone » 07 Sep 2017, 23:09

Yes challenges are needed for growth. Without challenges we would not be able to know our capabilities to stand up to challenges. When you endure the trials you face eventually you overcome them and they dont bother you.
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Post by Yaone » 07 Sep 2017, 23:09

Yes challenges are needed for growth. Without challenges we would not be able to know our capabilities to stand up to challenges. When you endure the trials you face eventually you overcome them and they dont bother you.
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Post by Yaone » 07 Sep 2017, 23:09

Yes challenges are needed for growth. Without challenges we would not be able to know our capabilities to stand up to challenges. When you endure the trials you face eventually you overcome them and they dont bother you.
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Post by Yaone » 07 Sep 2017, 23:09

Yes challenges are needed for growth. Without challenges we would not be able to know our capabilities to stand up to challenges. When you endure the trials you face eventually you overcome them and they dont bother you.
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Post by Yaone » 07 Sep 2017, 23:09

Yes challenges are needed for growth. Without challenges we would not be able to know our capabilities to stand up to challenges. When you endure the trials you face eventually you overcome them and they dont bother you.
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Yes challenges are needed for growth. Without challenges we would not be able to know our capabilities to stand up to challenges. When you endure the trials you face eventually you overcome them and they dont bother you.
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Post by Swara Sangeet » 07 Sep 2017, 23:26

Definitely! Like they say, "Under pressure, efficiency goes up."

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Post by Debbyemi » 08 Sep 2017, 03:12

Amagine wrote:I absolutely do agree that challenges are needed for growth. If you're not being challenged, you'll never learn and grow.
I absolutely agree with you, but sometimes I just wonder if it is possible I grow with out the challenges.

-- 08 Sep 2017, 03:14 --
Katherine Smith wrote:I think that challenges make you stronger as an individual to a certain point. I feel that a life that is filled with challenges can either push you further towards your dreams or can make you feel hopeless. I think that you can succeed in life without challenges, but it does not teach you anything about life. A life without challenges causes people to feel entitled and narcissistic.
Great point you have there Katherine, I rather have challenges than become a narcissist.

-- 08 Sep 2017, 03:17 --

Nice quote Swara Sangeet, I will keep remembering it. "Under pressure, efficiency goes up." I have noticed that a lot in my life, when am under pressure I perform better.

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Post by Zupanatural » 08 Sep 2017, 04:56

If you choose to look at it in such a way then everything is a challenge. Getting up in the morning, eating the right food, speaking to people, taking on a new project... whatever. You either do it or you don't. The really crucial thing is to embrace your failures & learn from them.
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