Are challenges needed for growth and success

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Reuben 92 wrote:Challenges give added sweetness to success, so in that sense I think challenges can really help to drive a person onward. People can succeed in various fields without facing much in the way of challenges, but I think success in the things that really matter always involves overcoming challenges to some degree.
Exactly, You just nailed.

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Doaa Wael wrote:Definitely! Getting out of our comfort zone is one of the core factors contributing to personal growth and transformation. body at rest tends to stay at rest. We as humans are often unwilling or rather, reluctant to get out of our comfort zone so life, the best teacher, forces us to learn and grow by throwing in challenges at us that we are forced to face and deal with. When we are faced with a challenge, we start to use numerous sets of skills, therefore refining and enhancing it, for example, analytical skills, problem-solving skills, emotional mastery and control, patience, strong-will and developing a "never give up" mentality. Moreover, overcoming challenges not only teaches us something new about the potential of our capabilities, but it also boosts our self-esteem, as we unravel how we are able to overcome hardships and gain confidence that we will tackle future issues with such expertise and profession.

We can certainly grow without facing challenges, perhaps through reading or learning from the experiences of others, but definitely, experiencing the lesson first hand and overcoming it is totally different from knowing it in theory only.
Exactly Doaa Wael. Still practicing getting out of my comfort zone. Thanks.

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I strongly believe that challenges are required. They give you the required motivation to fight against it and the joy of winning over the challenge is uncomparable.
Without challenges, in our lives we get too comfortable and don't take risks.

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Yes, there is no doubt that challenges help us to grow. But there are also many people who would always want to avoid challenges, which indeed are unavoidable in this life, probably because they fear pain, defeat, mistakes, etc. But I think we all need to develop problem solving skills that will help us face challenges squarely.
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I think that is definitely true. The challenges I have faced in life have made me stronger and more able to adapt as I face new ones.

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Challenges are part of our daily life hence one must accept that and overcome them to succeed

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BoyLazy wrote:I strongly believe that challenges are required. They give you the required motivation to fight against it and the joy of winning over the challenge is uncomparable.
Without challenges, in our lives we get too comfortable and don't take risks.
So true. "Without challenges, in our lives we get too comfortable and don't take risks."

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meteku4 wrote:Yes, there is no doubt that challenges help us to grow. But there are also many people who would always want to avoid challenges, which indeed are unavoidable in this life, probably because they fear pain, defeat, mistakes, etc. But I think we all need to develop problem solving skills that will help us face challenges squarely.
Problem solving skills is actually a must have for every one. Thanks.

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Mjgarrison wrote:I think that is definitely true. The challenges I have faced in life have made me stronger and more able to adapt as I face new ones.
Thanks for the personal experience, I can relate.

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Job Njoroge wrote:Challenges are part of our daily life hence one must accept that and overcome them to succeed
So true, acceptance is key.

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I believe challenges are needed for growth and success. After all, experience is the best teacher. However, there should be an exception to the rule. For example, you can learn from the mistakes of others. Learning from those should be taken as a challenge as well. It does not have to be you who should undergo the hardship to learn.
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ellieonline03 wrote:I believe challenges are needed for growth and success. After all, experience is the best teacher. However, there should be an exception to the rule. For example, you can learn from the mistakes of others. Learning from those should be taken as a challenge as well. It does not have to be you who should undergo the hardship to learn.
So true, It's good to learn from our mistake, it's better to learn from the mistake of others.

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To me, No Challenges, No life! I mean, challenges are inseparable part of life. Take it Or leave it.

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I certainly believe that challenges are the secrets to growth and success.
"Challenges are what make life interesting, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." James L. Marune

Challenges brew strength and character. Strength and character are the backbones of growth and success.
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When you find out you are going through life without challenges, you should probably try and wake up, it is only but a dream!

Champions are made from challenges! No challenge, no winning, so challenges are part of life, what you will become is highly depending on how you daily handle challenges!

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beninspirationals wrote:When you find out you are going through life without challenges, you should probably try and wake up, it is only but a dream!

Champions are made from challenges! No challenge, no winning, so challenges are part of life, what you will become is highly depending on how you daily handle challenges!
Wow, love this. "When you find out you are going through life without challenges, you should probably try and wake up, it is only but a dream!".

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Clinician wrote:To me, No Challenges, No life! I mean, challenges are inseparable part of life. Take it Or leave it.
Wow, love your bluntness.

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Excitedreads wrote:I certainly believe that challenges are the secrets to growth and success.
"Challenges are what make life interesting, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." James L. Marune

Challenges brew strength and character. Strength and character are the backbones of growth and success.
Thanks for the wonderful quote.

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absolutely needed, nobody becomes successful with out overcoming the challenges.

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challenges are vital in growth. That said however, life without them is something I would desire.

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Success without challenges is a walk over, walk overs are not interesting at all.You can compare it with a win in which your opponent surrendered, its not a particularly sweet victory.
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