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10 Ways to Conquer Challenges

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Discover some simple ways to overcome challenges and obstacles in your life so you can realize your dreams.

Challenges are part of life and something we can all expect to encounter at one point or another during our lifetime.

Be they are of a professional or personal nature, some challenges can be extremely intimidating leaving us feeling completely powerless as they are enough to make us question both our sanity and ability to overcome them.

Challenges possess the ability to make or break us depending on how we react to them and choose to handle them.

They can help build character, strengthen our fortitude and often shine down a light on what we are truly made of when it is all said and done.

How to overcome challenges in your life

We all handle challenges differently; some of us choose to embrace and face them head on while others cower at their presence.

Whatever our positions, we all wish to conquer them and eradicate them from our lives altogether.

The following are simple methods and strategies I believe we can all employ to overcome challenges and limitations more effectively:

1. Head On

Nike couldn’t have said it any better with their slogan, “just do it!”

Some challenges require us to do just that; grab the bull by its horns, stare it dead in the face, and have courage in the presence of fear in our attempt to conquer them no matter how unsure of ourselves we might feel.

Depending on their significance and urgency, some challenges require our immediate action and attention, leaving us with very little time to dilly dally or waste in our attempt to try to figure things out.

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2. Seek Counsel

Challenges have the potential to throw curve balls our way that can leave us feeling vulnerable and“paralyzed” in life.

People who have experienced similar challenges have the ability to offer us sage advice and different perspectives or insights we may not have overlooked and would never have considered that can prove beneficial in helping us overcome challenges.

3. Educate Ourselves

The reason some issues prove to be challenges for us might well be because we aren’t well versed in them thereby limiting our ability and knowledge on how to conquer them.

The internet, books, forums, etc.

offer platforms through which we can research and learn about topics that relate to the challenges we experience and discover solutions to them.

Knowledge is definitely power and essential in conquering anything.

4. Adapt a Different Strategy

Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over while expecting to get a different result.

When it comes to conquering some challenges, we have to be flexible and not allow ourselves to be one track-minded or bent on doing what we have always done in the past.

We need to be open to trying different approaches, methods and suggestions that can help us achieve the desired result we seek and offer a new way of conquering the challenge in question.

5. Be Persistent

Bulldog tenacity is required to accomplish anything and more so when it comes to overcoming challenges.

No matter how difficult our challenges might prove to be, we have to be willing to push through and try again and again until we achieve victory over them.

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Giving up should never be an option because in doing so, we allow our challenges to conquer us instead of vice versa.

6. Dedication and commitment

We need to develop a “whatever it takes attitude” when it comes to conquering our challenges otherwise the probably of giving up at the onset of resistance or when things don’t go according to plan exists.

Being dedicated and committed to conquering our challenges allows us to maintain both direction and focus and helps us stay on course even when throwing in the towel and our hands up in the air seems like the most sensible thing to do.

7. One Step at a Time

Some challenges can be overwhelming and seem insurmountable due to their magnitude.

Breaking up challenges into sizeable, manageable bits and developing a step by step plan that allows us to tackle each segment makes it easier to overcome challenges as it makes them appear less daunting.

Let go of the need to achieve instant results and allow your victories to build upon each other.

Conquering one challenge gives you the confidence that you can conquer the rest.

8. Ask for Help

There are times when we can’t go it alone and require the help of others to help us conquer whatever challenges we face.

It is said that two heads are better than one and that there is strength in numbers.

Networking with like-minded individuals who can not only offer us support, solutions and suggestions but have some expertise in the matter as well is instrumental in helping us overcome challenges.

9. Wait it out

Although some challenges might make us feel backed into a corner and anxious, they also leave us with no option but to wait for a more opportune time to present itself that would better allow us to tackle and conquer them.

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There may be instances when we need to wait for certain variables such as people, circumstances and situations to better align themselves with what we seek to accomplish thereby making factors more favorable to our success.

Being still is at times called for as forging forward prematurely would be detrimental to our success.

10. Let it go

Letting go by no means calls for us to wave the white flag but rather to surrender our need to control the outcome and instead place our trust in the process while believing that everything happens for a reason and that things will pan out as they should.

Less resistance allows for natural flow and ease.

Things sometimes have a way of working themselves out when we surrender to something greater than ourselves.

Often times in letting go, we are able to receive guidance on how to conquer our challenges that we may not have been initially open to or able to receive in our “busy-ness” of trying to fix things.

How will you overcome the challenges on your road to success?

No matter what challenges we encounter, we can rest assured that with determination and the right attitude we can not only conquer them but overcome them as well.

I hope the above strategies will help you overcome challenges, solve problems and achieve success in your life.

Do you have any other tips to add?

I’d love to hear your story in the comment section below.

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  1. Anonymous

    November 29, 2022 at 8:29 AM

    I have a story to tell.

    Once upon a time there was a king. No ordinary king. A king who cared, who had compassion, overlooking faults and always looking to edify his followers, who filled his subjects with genuine joy, inspiring faith and confidence. He built them an amazing city, it was beautiful, safe and inspiring.

    One day he had to leave but he promised he would be back.

    While he was away the city came under siege. The enemy was called sin. They had terrible weapons – deceipt, worldliness, selfishness – they threatened destruction and death.

    The people of this wonderful city unfortunately were divided under this threat. Two generals emerged each wanting a difference strategy.

    The one general advocated a line of conservatism. He believed the battle couldn’t be won and that ultimately only a few would be left, that when the king came back he would find only a few clinging on in an inner citadel.

    His defence was built on the discipline of uniform, orders of service, language and defined roles, suppressing individual talent, marching to a one instrument band. He was strict and held sway so much so that all the young soldiers who yearned for their king and had the energy and enthusiasm to make a difference (who the king loved) were demoralised and left. They understood the strategy was one of fear, that accepted defeat, and they wanted no part in it. This wasn’t the way of their king.

    The other general advocated a freedom that would unleash weapons that would not just hold a line but push it back. He believed the king when he said love casts out fear, and you can achieve anything if you trust in me. His strategy was to unleash love, joy, forgiveness and hope – he marched his defenders to an orchestral symphony.

    He was convinced that the king wanted his followers to take risks, to make mistakes, to try anything and everything to take the battle to the enemy. He believed every talent from every individual was worthwhile and had a role to play in winning the battle. His followers were inspired, they believed that together in the strength of their king they could make a difference, they did not accept the possibility of defeat, they believed that their king would give them the victory.

  2. Cleophas

    October 26, 2022 at 8:49 AM

    Wow! the message is right at home and head on. It is worth reading over and over again, as we plan to
    meet/accomplish our daily and even long-term goals. Gudos

  3. Kathryn Johnson

    January 15, 2022 at 3:11 AM

    I’ve been homeless for over 3 years and just recently bought a mobile home. It’s definitely changed my way of thinking and made me a stronger person. I’m 53 starting school, 10 years ago I never would’ve dreamed of doing this. I guess your never to old to start over. I look forward to the future more now than ever.

  4. Dr Zur

    March 29, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Yvonne, you have written an article everyone needs to read and digest at certain point of time in life.
    Thank you.

    • Nina Sky

      March 30, 2019 at 6:41 AM

      I agree. Thanks

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