Why It's Important Not To Give Up When Faced With A Challenge
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

Why It's Important Not To Give Up When Faced With A Challenge

Great feats never come from comfort zones.

Why It's Important Not To Give Up When Faced With A Challenge

To be human means to be flawed. Without imperfections, each of us would live in a perfect world absent of challenges and setbacks. Think twice before you wish for a life free of the inevitable up-and-down roller coasters of human existence. They truly are what make our time spent here worthwhile.

Even though a smooth sailing life may sound enticing, growth is impossible without failure. To accumulate significant lessons, a person must go through all different types of successes and failures. Whether these lessons come from various relationships, personal endeavors, educational pursuits or the like, each adds something to who we are and who we will become. In this way, a person learns not only how to overcome fear, but also how to face it directly and confidently.

As Joshua J. Marine said, “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."

Defeat builds character and instills admirable traits, such as moxie, grit and humility. From my own shortcomings, I’ve learned how to pick myself up, to gain knowledge from the past and to move toward a positive future. Previous challenges have helped me understand not only who I am as a person, but also what I am capable of overcoming. Trying again even after failing does not equate to weakness, rather to resilience. It is important to remember that strength can be gained from adversity. That is what counts in the long run.

Next time you face defeat, give yourself a little credit and bounce back because there’s something in you that the world needs. Even when it’s scary, be courageous and reach for new heights. Push yourself outside your comfort zone, for that is the place where you will grow the most.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

12 Reasons Why I Love Christmas

What's Not To Love? But These Reasons Are Why Christmas Is Best

Young woman with open arms enjoying the snow on a street decorated with Christmas lights.

There are so many reasons why I love the Christmas time! Check out the joy that makes this time of year truly special, from festive traditions to heartwarming moments. Enjoy!

Keep Reading...Show less

A Beginner's Wine Appreciation Course

While I most certainly do not know everything, I feel like I know more than the average 21-year-old about vino, so I wrote this beginner's wine appreciate course to help YOU navigate the wine world and drink like a pro.

White wine being poured into a glass

Keep Reading...Show less
Types of ice cream

Who doesn't love ice cream? People from all over the world enjoy the frozen dessert, but different countries have their own twists on the classic treat.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

100 Reasons to Choose Happiness

Happy Moments to Brighten Your Day!

A man with a white beard and mustache wearing a hat

As any other person on this planet, it sometimes can be hard to find the good in things. However, as I have always tried my hardest to find happiness in any and every moment and just generally always try to find the best in every situation, I have realized that your own happiness is much more important than people often think. Finding the good in any situation can help you to find happiness in some of the simplest and unexpected places.

Keep Reading...Show less

Remember The True Meaning of Christmas

“Where are you Christmas? Why can’t I find you?”

A painting of the virgin Mary, the baby Jesus, and the wise men

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year. Christmastime is a celebration, but have we forgotten what we are supposed to be celebrating? There is a reason the holiday is called Christmas. Not presentmas. Not Santamas. Not Swiftmas. Christmas.

boy standing in front of man wearing santa claus costume Photo by __ drz __ on Unsplash

What many people forget is that there is no Christmas without Christ. Not only is this a time to spend with your family and loved ones, it is a time to reflect on the blessings we have gotten from Jesus. After all, it is His birthday.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments