“What more could you ask for in life than to be given an impossible challenge?” — Cory Booker (1969 – )
I can hear some of you saying that you’d rather have just one day where you didn’t have to focus on challenges. That a day you could easily breeze through would be a nice break from every day life. And while in this super-busy lifestyle a single stress-free day might be nice, I bet you any more than that would leave you bored.
Whether I’m challenging myself in a fitness class, in my writing, or even in a game I’m playing; I find that the adrenaline rush I get from pushing myself just a little further is a big part of living.
But challenges serve a bigger purpose than pushing us forward. Working toward a goal, and that includes overcoming a hurdle in the road in front of you, helps you to sharpen your skills. A little bit of resistance is sometimes all you need to fight harder for a positive result.
Look at most writers, and you’ll see a perfect example of this quote at work. Myself included, many have found the road to publication was filled with rejection, more than they (we) would like to recount. Endurance and persistence are two necessary qualities that were used to face the challenges head on, overcome the hurdles and reach the goal.