We all face challenges. Usually when we least expect them or want them. How many time have we heard someone talk about what a horrible time it was for their loved one to die, to lose a job, or have an accident?
But when exactly is a good time to have someone die, lose your job, or get into a crash?
There isn’t any. Challenges come because they help us to develop character. They help us develop the strength, skills and perspective we need – to become who we want to be. And they give us courage. Courage causes us to make certain choices, which take us further on the path of development.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t enjoy these things any more than you do. But I accept them and celebrate where they are taking me. They are the stepping-stones that take us closer to where we want to be, and who we want to become.