Challenges Happen.

Late last year/ early this year I wrote posts about goals and about how I planned to achieve them in the most reasonable ways possible. Not 100% sure why I didn’t predict this happening when I wrote and subsequently, but none the less here I am not even a quarter of the way into the year and facing problems already. It’s rather annoying but also okay… Cause shit happens. Yes I know that’s not the reason it’s happening, why it’s happening isn’t the point. The point is that it is  happening.

I am trying to write more, working harder sometimes and trying to work out more is barely something I spare a thought to. Two goals I’m making some progress with and a goal that’s gone absolutely nowhere. Forget working out for a moment. Let’s just look at my other two goals for a moment. Writing more and working harder; those two should have been easy to do, but I am letting stupid distractions get in the way. BUT I am not throwing in the towel just yet.

Challenges happen. It’s a simple and inevitable fact.

Life isn’t without its difficulties and in the long (sometimes very long) run we are better for it. Challenges force us to adapt and improve and are often likened to being thrown in the deep end because it’s a near perfect example. Picture this; You’re being taught how to swim and to test your confidence they throw you in deep end of the pool. If there wasn’t someone there to save you and you don’t do anything, you’re going to drown. In this situation you can either summon up the courage to swim to safe depth or find something to cling onto to in case you are about do drown. Because of the difficult nature of the event you’re likely to remember it if/when you find yourself in a similar situation and you’ll be able to use what you learned last time to get through it.

Not everything you do in life will be as simple as you expect, but you will get through it. You just need to be confident in your ability.

When you’re not worrying about things not going how you planned, it can actually be pretty easy to overcome challenges. How you go about it (or at least how I go about it) is more or less the same as how I go about achieving my goals;

  • Set desired outcome
  • Plan out required steps
  • Find someone who might be able to assist me.

It seems a bit pointless using the same process again if it didn’t work the first time, but if you have the motivation to confront the issue instead of just letting it beat you how you go about it doesn’t matter all that much. Find your motivation, set your goal and absolutely nail it!


How do you overcome challenges?
Please feel free to leave a comment down below 😛

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. moonbug2013 says:

    Weird perspective from me. I decide the goal, plan and then dont acknowledge it. Somehow, it becomes habit? Quit smoking that way, completed a half marathon that way. Have another challenge in the works…will let you know in a year how it goes. 🙂


    1. Callum says:

      An interesting way to go about it. Not acknowledging it sort of makes it an unofficial goal and less of a big deal when something gets in the way of it. Or at least that’s how it sounds to me. Is that how you feel about it?

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      1. moonbug2013 says:

        EXACTLY! It feels less like a wall to hurdle and more like a gradual hill to climb.


      2. Callum says:

        Sounds pretty effective if it managed to help you quit smoking!


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