Most of us have dealt with hard times, and it’s nearly impossible to avoid challenges and change in our lives.
Few things are more overwhelming than change because it can feel uncertain.
Change presents unforeseen situations and forces you into uncomfortable situations.
If you are not prepared to handle challenging situations, you will certainly wrestle with change.
Everyone faces common life challenges, yet most people do not have the proper coping skills to face them or overcome them when they arise.
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I’m going to share with you some actionable steps that will help you overcome your life challenges and develop a positive mindset.
HOW TO OVERCOME CHALLENGES IN LIFE
Step #1: Surround Yourself With Optimistic People
When you’re faced with challenges, endeavour to surround yourself with optimistic people who will support you and encourage you to grow.
Nothing saps drive and motivation more than people who have a negative outlook and a passive mindset.
If you regularly associate with pessimists or cynics who are always looking for justification for not getting ahead, it’s time to get a new circle of positive friends.
It’s necessary to avoid people who are negative and lack motivation, passion and drive.
They sap your energy and optimism and leave you feeling drained and depressed. Steer clear of people who give up easily when faced with challenges.
Step #2: Visualize Your Goals
Being in the middle of a crisis is the perfect time for people to wallow in self-pity and let depression take control of their lives but this should be the best time to dream big.
Visualize how you will feel when you finally succeed after years of hard work and the passionate pursuit of your goal.
Whatever your goal is, create an appropriate scenario of amazing success and run through it every day.
Try to be as specific as possible and add more details every time you practice these visualizations.
Holding these images in your mind will keep you inspired and on track when things get tough.
Step #3: Cultivate Hope
Unless you believe that it’s absolutely possible to achieve your goals, you’ll never achieve them.
Successful people always have limitless hope and optimism and never allow limiting beliefs to stand between them and their goals.
Positive affirmations are the best way to cultivate hope when you’re faced with challenges. They are also backed up by science.
It has been found that they rewire your brain to think positively and carve new neural pathways that allow you to enjoy a good life.
Affirmations are statements that you repeat to yourself everyday to help your brain begin the rewiring process.
Just make sure you repeat them daily to yourself to start rewiring your brain. The shift will be gradual but you will be amazed at how your life will change.
Step #4: See Challenges As Opportunities
Successful people always embrace challenges; in fact, they look forward to them.
Challenges and hurdles keep successful people on their toes, allowing them to draw on their inner strength and creativity to overcome them.
The best way to improve your life is to embrace each day as a new challenge in itself.
Stay open to change and self-development by reading motivational books or listening to meditation music.
Never think that you are limited in what you can do. Instead, embrace challenges as opportunities for learning and change.
See challenges as stepping stones to bigger things ahead.
Step #5: Know Your Higher Purpose
Recognizing your higher purpose not only develops grit and fuels passion, but it also makes your goals more fascinating.
Always keep your purpose alive in your thoughts and let it be your guiding star as you pursue your passion.
Your contribution doesn’t have to be revolutionary or groundbreaking.
You just have to be able to step back and see how it contributes to the wellbeing of others.
Consider influential people like Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and Richard Branson.
They are living proof that connecting passion to higher purpose breeds amazing success.
Ask yourself the following questions to pinpoint your higher purpose:
• What is it that makes me feel alive and fuels my passion?
• What are my special skills and talents?
• How can I direct my passion, skills, talents and values towards making this world a better place?
• What is the legacy I want to leave behind?
Step #6: Pursue Your Passion
Successful people all have one thing in common. They pursue their goals with a burning passion because they love what they do.
It’s easy to give up in the face of challenges when you’re not pursuing your passion or doing what you really love.
You are going to have a tough time sticking to your goals if they don’t fire you up and motivate you.
If you know what your passion is then you’re already on the right path.
But what if you’re not sure what your passion is? Luckily, it’s easy to know your soul’s purpose.
Just go out of your comfort zone and try new things until you discover it.
The next step is to find a life coach to help you develop your passion then create short-term goals that will help you achieve it.
Once you have identified your passion, it’s time to tie it in with your higher purpose.
Step #7: Work On Improving Your Life
The key to overcoming challenges is to keep working on improving your life every single day.
Don’t be comfortable with just doing something well enough to get by.
Pursue your passion and work hard through constant practice to get better at it everyday.
Enroll for online courses, get one on one coaching, read good books and listen to podcasts to constantly improve yourself.
Don’t forget to stay up to date on the latest trends by joining a like-minded community to share experiences and exchange ideas.
Compete with yourself on a daily basis by practicing something a bit longer than the day before, setting the bar higher than the week before and reflecting on future challenges you may face.
Step #8: Celebrate Your Victories And Successes
In life, there will always be series of goals you are working towards. It’s essential to keep track of your wins so you can celebrate them.
Achieving a goal should always be an occasion for celebration because you are now one step closer to your dream life.
Nothing will inspire you to keep going more than these little wins.
Remember to celebrate unexpected wins as well, such as a positive compliment from your mentor, an early promotion or a challenge you overcame successfully.
So, learn to celebrate every small achievement by giving yourself a big pat on the back with a deserving treat.
Step #9: Avoid Procrastinating
It’s easy to get depressed and give up when faced with a crisis.
If you find yourself losing help and feeling frustrated, push yourself to keep working on your life goals. Procrastination is toxic to success.
It’s something you need to stay alert for in every area of your life.
If you catch yourself procrastinating, you need to stop immediately and get back to work.
If something needs to be done or a difficult decision needs to be made, schedule a time for it and get it done.
Breaking the habit of procrastination can be done when you consistently catch yourself doing it and switch from “lazy” mode to “work” mode.
Don’t let procrastination take charge. Find a way to motivate yourself to keep going even when it’s difficult.
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Step #10: Give Yourself Time
Passion and commitment are required to achieve long-term goals.
But sometimes, pushing ahead with full force can defeat the purpose and put you at risk of burnout.
Long-term goals are not achieved overnight no matter how hard you push.
Give yourself time and know that as long as you’re on the right track, you will get there.
Don’t be afraid to take time-outs and vacations to just relax for a while.
Give your brain “space” to rest and recuperate by meditating, listening to music, playing games, watching movies or just sleeping for a long period of time.
Meditation is an excellent way to do this. Always make time every day to de-stress by engaging in a hobby or activity that relaxes you.
Remember, giving yourself time doesn’t mean you’re lazy – it means you’re smart enough to know when it’s time for a break.
Learning how to overcome challenges in life is the first step to a better version of yourself.
When you practice these actionable steps, they will become lifelong habits that can transform your life and keep you motivated, hopeful, resilient, and steadfast.
About The Author
Jennifer Dagi is happily married to her best friend and the love of her life.
As a relationship coach, she is passionate about helping couples build healthy and happy relationships.
She strongly believes communication and intimacy are the most important ingredients for building a successful relationship.
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