Why challenges are one necessary evil

Growing up I used to wonder why people especially good people had to go through challenges and hard times. Why couldn’t life just be fair and nice? What had we (humanity) done to deserve to suffer?

I used to loathe hardships and saw them as punishment from God for our possible wrongdoings and the whole idea of hardships just didn’t seem fair to me or make any sense to my small mind back then.

It beat my understanding so much that it sent me on a quest for answers.

I came to find that challenges are an essential part of life, if we don’t go through hard times, then how shall we grow?

Yes, that is the main purpose of all the challenges, to make us stronger, more intelligent, and resilient and shape us into the best versions of ourselves.

The opportunity to develop resilience comes through difficult circumstances that both highlight and challenge existing mindsets.

– Devra Davis

To enjoy life better, we need to accept challenges, learn to cope with them and make the best of them – let them turn us into better people, not bitter people.

But despite knowing all about the purpose of challenges in our lives, it does not make going through tough times any less difficult or painful. But we hope these quotes give you the courage to keep pushing during these hard times because one thing is sure, tough times never last but tough people do.

These quotes will help you appreciate challenges for what they are – an opportunity to grow, help you keep positive during challenging times, and above all help you be grateful even during the most difficult of moments.

Challenges make us grow

Quotes to help you pull through life’s challenges more easily

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.  -Theodore Isaac Rubin

You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, you need to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages. –Michelle Obama

Life is meant to be a challenge because challenges make you grow. – Manny Pacquiao

All things are difficult before they are easy. -Unknown

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. –Seneca

Before the reward, there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy. – Ralph Ransom

Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. ~ General George S. Patton

Reframe. Challenges are not flashing danger signs, but spectacular opportunities to grow faster and smarter. – Theodore Newton

Challenges are the lessons we learn. ~ Jagenda H

A comfort zone is the most dangerous area anyone can stay in. It is a place of no growth and no challenges. –Brian Cagney

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. – Cicely Tyson

If I could talk to my younger self, I would just say that the path to great things is filled with a lot of stumbles, suffering, and challenges along the way. But if you have the right attitude and know that hard times pass and you get up each time – you will reach your destination. – Jonny Kim

 Part of life is understanding that real change and progress come with dedicated perseverance but also realizing that challenges, obstacles, and roadblocks will appear from time to time. –Robert Rivers

Challenges are these frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

History has demonstrated that most of the notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. – Bertie C. Forbes

Your problem is never really your problem, your reaction to your problem is your problem. – Brian Kinsey

A challenge is an obstacle only when you bow to it. –Ray Davis

A gem cannot be polished without friction nor a man perfected without trials. ­-Seneca

There is no challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself. -anonymous

Challenges are an opportunity to test you and rise to the next level. – Angelina Montrose

You gain strength, courage, and confidence through every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you can’t do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Brain Tracy said, “Your most valuable asset can be your willingness to persist longer than anyone else.”

Don’t run from challenges, run over them. –anonymous

When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out. – David Weatherford

Obstacles are these frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. –Henry Ford

Learn to laugh at your troubles and you’ll never run out of things to laugh at. –Lyn Karol 

Your character is formed by the challenge you face and overcome.-Nick Vujicic

If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

Cgallenges strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

Understand that it is ok to be scared or uncertain, however right beyond those barriers ultimately lies your dreams. – Josh Hinds

We must allow ourselves to be adorned by lessons derived through hardships and challenges. – Tony Narams

Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. – Joshua J. Marine

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor the man perfected without trials. – Confucius Encouraging

People do not only talk about successes, they talk about people who overcame their challenges or disabilities. Others are inspired when you are able to overcome your challenges. –Jaya Ramachandran

When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up. – Roy T. Bennet

It’s not that am so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. –Albert Einstein

If you compared your troubles or challenges, with those of others, you would surely find that there are those whose troubles make yours look like minor inconveniences. – Catherine Pulsifer

Perspective is everything when you are experiencing the challenges of life. – Joni Eareckson Tada 

Closing note

Challenges are an essential part of life.

Challenges are always going to be a constant in our lives, it’s always going to be one problem after another or even many problems all at the same time. Once we understand that, we shall train ourselves to be happy and content amidst life’s greatest storms and always remind ourselves that – this too shall pass.

Yes, challenges are always going to be there and therefore it is up to us, to accept them as they come and embrace them if we are to live happy and not miserable lives, all our days.
To sum it up, to attain an abundant and fulfilling life, understand that challenges are part of life, they are a necessary evil, so embrace them, learn from them, and happiness and prosperity will be your portion in this life.

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