I think of every time that I’ve faced adversary in my life and because of that, I was able to grow from them. The Marines taught me that challenges are important to the growth of a Marine. The training was tough and needed. It created resilience too.

Sorry is what I feel for those that are given everything and never had the opportunity to experience what it is like to grow. I’m not talking about the growth that comes from formal education either. Only through experience and the challenges that they bring does true learning and growth take place.

I mentioned resilience.  In a sense, it’s the ability to overcome challenges and failures.  It is that emotional strength that is developed when one is forced to adapt and then rebound.

You will never, ever develop it until you are faced with ever-increasing challenges.   You can do that through unconventional learning too.  Make sure that it is truly challenging.  Easy is not challenging.

So, now it’s time for you to learn and grow by the best teacher around….challenges!

-Bob Choat