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A-Z Challenges & Benefits

Wisdom is Seeing Both Sides

Perceived Challenge:

Vain


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Vain


They were vain
He had a poise and a presence that other people lacked as a result of his vanity.

Perceived Challenge:

Rude


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Rude


They were rude
I learned to control my reaction.

Perceived Challenge:

Judging


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Judging


They judged me
I learnt not to rely on other people's opinion of me .

Perceived Challenge:

Killed


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Killed


They were killed
People took all the pressure off me. There was no expectation .

Perceived Challenge:

Suicide


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Suicide


My friend/family/loved one committed suicide
I realized that my life is not as bad as I thought it was.

Perceived Challenge:

Cancer


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Cancer


They have cancer
It gave me the excuse I needed to take time off work, travel back home and spend quality time with my dad which has been really meaningful for him and I.

Perceived Challenge:

Yearned


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Yearned


I yearned for something
I evaluated my values and goals in relation to it and became more self aware.

Perceived Challenge:

Bitter


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Bitter


I was bitter
He started to paint again and to be more creative as an outlet for his frustration and being creative inspires him.

Perceived Challenge:

Stressed


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Stressed


I am stressed
My wife supports me and does things to make it easier for me.

Perceived Challenge:

Boring


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Boring


They were boring
I did my own thing and became more independant as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Negligent


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Negligent


They were negligent
Their carelessness meant I hired someone to pick up after her and that benefited the person who was employed for the position. I also benefited as the cleaner also took care of my needs .

Perceived Challenge:

Robbed


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Robbed


I was robbed
I realized that I needed to upgrade my security .

Perceived Challenge:

Shuts Me Out


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Shuts Me Out


They shut me out
I stopped doing things for them and I started investing time in myself.

Perceived Challenge:

Guilt


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Guilt


They felt guilty towards me
I was allowed to do and be whatever I wanted as they didn't feel they could say anything.

Perceived Challenge:

Lazy


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Lazy


They were lazy
She was too lazy to clean up the kitchen which helped me to let go of my pedantic nature. I was really anal about cleaning and it helped me to relax a little which has taken my own pressure off myself and I now have more time to enjoy my home.

Perceived Challenge:

Emotional


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Emotional


I was emotional
I sat down and looked at my life and made some changes that resulted in my being more inspired.

Perceived Challenge:

Back-Stabber


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Back-Stabber


They were a back-stabber
I became friends with a new group of people.

Perceived Challenge:

Careless


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Careless


They were careless
Their carelessness meant I hired someone to pick up after her and that benefited the person who was employed for the position. I also benefited as the cleaner also took care of my needs.

Perceived Challenge:

Injured


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Injured


They were injured
I realized how much I value them.

Perceived Challenge:

Recession


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Recession


Employer guilt over retrenchment
If you look you will become aware of the blessings such as increased support and love and advice from family and friends.

Perceived Challenge:

Sleep


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Sleep


My Kids are not sleeping
I experience more of the day.

Perceived Challenge:

Xenophobia


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Xenophobia


There was an outbreak of Xenophobia
I saw how people from different cultures reached out to me to invite me into their homes despite the danger to them.

Perceived Challenge:

Lost


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Lost


I was Lost
My daughter at the back of the car told me 'Never Give Up' and it’s become a playful lesson I’m able to use back at her when she wants to give up.

Perceived Challenge:

Questioned


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Questioned


I questioned someone
I realized that I had unwavering certainty on the matter.

Perceived Challenge:

Lies


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Lies


They lied
My father started to pay more attention to me after my brother lied as I became more the 'white sheep' of the family.

Perceived Challenge:

Arrogant


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Arrogant


I was arrogant
It helped me to take them off the pedestal and see them as a human being.

Perceived Challenge:

Vulgar


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Vulgar


They were vulgar
I learnt to have a sense of humor.

Perceived Challenge:

Fat


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Fat


I am fat
Helps me to let go of the idea that I have to be physically perfect all the time.

Perceived Challenge:

Death


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Death


They died
My family became closer and more supportive as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Hijacked


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Hijacked


I was hijacked
I realized how calm and collected I was under pressure.

Perceived Challenge:

Murdered


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Murdered


They were murdered
My mother started a foundation that makes a difference in the community as a result of her believing that young people turn to crime because they don't know an.

Perceived Challenge:

Angry


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Angry


They were angry with me
I stopped spending so much time with them and as a result I realized there are other areas of life I was missing out on by spending so much time with them..

Perceived Challenge:

Fired


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Fired


They were fired
I didn't really enjoy the job I was doing and I was relieved to leave.

Perceived Challenge:

Beaten Up


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Beaten Up


I was beaten up by my partner
I learnt how to stand up for myself and fight back.

Perceived Challenge:

Dependent


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Dependent


They are dependent on me
I have control and I feel powerful.

Perceived Challenge:

Weird


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Weird


They are weird
I was more adept socially than they were so their being weird made me feel more confident in their company.

Perceived Challenge:

Glutton


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Glutton


They are a Glutton
It makes me realize that I don't have an issue that is driving that form of compulsion.

Perceived Challenge:

Hatred


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Hatred


They expressed hatred
It made me think as to how my behavior may be perceived as reflecting hatred to some people. As a result I took a hard look at myself.

Perceived Challenge:

Embarrassed


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Embarrassed


They embarrassed me
I was supported by the whole office.

Perceived Challenge:

Noisy


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Noisy


They were noisy
I bought earplugs which helped me to sleep.

Perceived Challenge:

Kleptomaniac


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Kleptomaniac


They were a kleptomaniac
My friend helped me to figure out who had taken my stuff.

Perceived Challenge:

Balding


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Balding


Balding in men
I realized I was finally an adult and felt an awakening of inner strength.

Perceived Challenge:

Economic Crisis


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Economic Crisis


Not being able to afford lifestyle
It could mean streamlining your purchases to things you truly value and changing your financial management and increasing your portion of future savings. Ultimately this is the key to long-term financial success.

Perceived Challenge:

Aggressive


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Aggressive


I was aggressive to someone
I realized I needed to master the art of communication and manage my emotions.

Perceived Challenge:

Jaded


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Jaded


They were jaded
It gave me an opportunity to stand up and give my opinion which the client loved. It helped me to get noticed by senior management and get the promotion I had wanted.

Perceived Challenge:

Confronting


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Confronting


They are confronting
Helps people to challenge the norm and think for themselves.

Perceived Challenge:

Vague


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Vague


They are vague
Gave me the chance to relax about every detail and be more open for flexibility.

Perceived Challenge:

Hangover


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Hangover


Hangover
It encouraged me to do more exercise as I felt unhealthy.

Perceived Challenge:

Mischievous


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Mischievous


They were mischievous
I learn not to take things so seriously.

Perceived Challenge:

Heart Attack


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Heart Attack


They had a heart attack
As a family we all unified as a result of the heart attack.

Perceived Challenge:

Egotistical


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Egotistical


They were egotistical
I stood up to them and realized how to deal with confrontation.

Perceived Challenge:

Overweight


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Overweight


They are overweight
She is a lot less arrogant now that she has put on some weight.

Perceived Challenge:

Underperforming


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Underperforming


They are underperforming
Makes me impartial as to their staying or leaving.

Perceived Challenge:

Divorce


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Divorce


My partner divorced me
My children became closer to me.

Perceived Challenge:

Pain


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Pain


I am in pain
I have had support from friends and family which I didn’t expect.

Perceived Challenge:

Critical


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Critical


They are critical to me
It makes me realise what I value about myself as the more they point out my faults the more I also see where I have strengths.

Perceived Challenge:

Cheated


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Cheated


They cheated on me
My friends supported me.

Perceived Challenge:

Fire


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Fire


A fire broke out in my space
I was supported by friends, neighbors and family. I really saw the balance of support and challenge and the kindness of people.

Perceived Challenge:

Nervous


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Nervous


I was nervous
I took more care in what I was doing.

Perceived Challenge:

Depressed


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Depressed


I am depressed
I go for walks which help me clear my mind.

Perceived Challenge:

Demanding


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Demanding


They are demanding of me
Gets me to be more accountable.

Perceived Challenge:

Complain


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Complain


They complain
They get to be the center of attention.

Perceived Challenge:

Zits


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Zits


Zits
Makes me less vain.

Perceived Challenge:

Offensive


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Offensive


They were offensive
I supported my friend when he was offensive to her and we became closer.

Perceived Challenge:

Insolvent


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Insolvent


I became insolvent
I was released from all the pressure of figuring out how to pay my debts back.

Perceived Challenge:

Terrified


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Terrified


I was terrified
I discovered how resourceful I could be even under extreme pressure.

Perceived Challenge:

Sick


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Sick


Sick - off from work
The rest of the team had an opportunity to experience their work load and they became more appreciative of his contribution.

Perceived Challenge:

Predictable


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Predictable


They are predictable
I don't have to spend a lot of energy worrying about what they will do next.

Perceived Challenge:

Accused Falsely


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Accused Falsely


I falsely accused someone
When my friends defended me, I realized how much my friends value me and are there for me.

Perceived Challenge:

Late


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Late


They were late
I spoke up and communicated what was important to me.

Perceived Challenge:

Intoxicated


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Intoxicated


They were intoxicated
People thought he was a lot of fun.

Perceived Challenge:

Addicted To Cigarettes


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Addicted To Cigarettes


Being addicted to Cigarettes
My wife leaves me with my non-smoking friends and gives me time on my own with them.

Perceived Challenge:

Offline


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Offline


My emails/internet were offline
I managed to catch up on work.

Perceived Challenge:

Tired


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Tired


I am tired
I made an effort to go to bed early which meant I was finally able to catch up on that book that's been sitting alongside my bed for over a month!

Perceived Challenge:

Addicted To Drugs


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Addicted To Drugs


I am addicted to drugs
I discovered that I am loved, no matter what I have done or not done.

Perceived Challenge:

Overwhelm


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Overwhelm


I am overwhelmed
I achieve way more when there is pressure on me.

Perceived Challenge:

Ugly


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Ugly


I am ugly
People interact with me as a person not as a sex object which feels more real to me.

Perceived Challenge:

Paranoid


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Paranoid


I was paranoid
I took extra precautions which made our cash flow process more secure.

Perceived Challenge:

Tricked


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Tricked


I was tricked
I learnt to wizen up and not be so gullible.

Perceived Challenge:

Fight


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Fight


They fight with me
I realize that despite what is said and done we both still love each other.

Perceived Challenge:

Racist


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Racist


They were racist
Helped me to not take things that people say seriously.

Perceived Challenge:

Uneducated


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Uneducated


I am uneducated
I research all the time to make up for my lack of education and I have more insights than my colleagues as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Nasty


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Nasty


They were nasty
I was supported by my work colleges and ended up becoming really good friends with one girl as a result. The blessings of that friendship way outweigh the challenge of their nastiness.

Perceived Challenge:

Loss


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Loss


I lost something
I realized the importance of insurance.

Perceived Challenge:

Insulted


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Insulted


They insulted me
I learnt not to be so reactive which has helped me to stop getting into trouble in school.

Perceived Challenge:

Jealous


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Jealous


I was jealous
I got attention from my partner as he ensured me of his love and assured me that there was no reason for my feelings of jealousy.

Perceived Challenge:

Retrenched


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Retrenched


They were retrenched
I wanted to resign but I didn't have the courage so it helped me to move forward with my life.

Perceived Challenge:

Disapproving


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Disapproving


They are disapproving of what I do
I learn to listen to my one inner voice rather than the many outer voices.

Perceived Challenge:

Yelling


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Yelling


Yelling
When my parents yell me and my sisters go play outside and we are left alone which is fun.

Perceived Challenge:

Temper


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Temper


They have a temper
I realized that I had power over them.

Perceived Challenge:

Quarrelsome


Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing.

Quarrelsome


I was quarrelsome
It helped me to set realistic expectations on people.