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A-Z Challenges & Benefits

Wisdom is Seeing Both Sides

Perceived Challenge:

Yelling


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

Yelling


Yelling
Made me realise that when people fight it is not the end of the world and sometimes it actually clears the air and helps to rebuild relationships.

Perceived Challenge:

Arrogant


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

Arrogant


They were arrogant
We all discussed her for hours on end which meant that everyone remembered her.

Perceived Challenge:

Fire


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

Fire


A fire broke out in my space
I realized what was really important to me.

Perceived Challenge:

Fired


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

Fired


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

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:

Pain


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

Pain


I am in pain
I met a lady at the hospital that I have become friends with and I’m really enjoying getting to know her.

Perceived Challenge:

Overwhelm


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

Overwhelm


I am overwhelmed
Time x intensity gives results and I see tangible progress as I chip away at the mountain of work.

Perceived Challenge:

Recession


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

Recession


Employer guilt over retrenchment
By streamlining the company you give job security to those who remain behind and by doing so you have the most efficient team to help you ride the turning tidewhen the market increases thereby making it possible to hire more people down the line.

Perceived Challenge:

Addicted To Drugs


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

Addicted To Drugs


My child is addicted to drugs
I see how many people really love me regardless of who or what I am.

Perceived Challenge:

Sleep


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

Sleep


I get no Sleep
I experience more of the day.

Perceived Challenge:

Demanding


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

Demanding


They are demanding of others
I achieve more as a result which raises my own sense of self value.

Perceived Challenge:

Racist


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

Racist


They were racist
Helped me to see where I have made value judgements on people without understanding.

Perceived Challenge:

Tricked


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

Tricked


I was tricked
I learnt to have a sense of humor.

Perceived Challenge:

Ugly


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

Ugly


They are ugly
I don't feel insecure when they are around other women.

Perceived Challenge:

Yearned


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

Yearned


I yearned for something
I learnt creative ways to get it.

Perceived Challenge:

Glutton


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

Glutton


They are a Glutton
Makes me buy really healthy food to help them manage their eating which benefits me by also therefore eating healthy food.

Perceived Challenge:

Suicide


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

Suicide


My friend/family/loved one tried to commit 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:

Stressed


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

Stressed


I am stressed
I make time to meditate and take better care of myself.

Perceived Challenge:

Temper


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

Temper


They have a temper
It helped me to become more independent and feisty which has helped me in.

Perceived Challenge:

Questioned


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

Questioned


I was questioned over something
I stood my ground despite their challenging me.

Perceived Challenge:

Underperforming


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

Underperforming


I am underperforming
Their underperforming takes them off the pedestal and makes them easier to manage.

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:

Lies


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

Lies


They lied
I don't have to deal with the repercussions of them telling me the truth of their actions.

Perceived Challenge:

Nasty


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

Nasty


They were nasty
My sister helped me to figure a strategy to deal with her and we became closer as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Shuts Me Out


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

Shuts Me Out


They shut me out
I phoned a friend and we went to movies as a result. It made me realize how much I love spending time with friends and so now I do it more often.

Perceived Challenge:

Lost


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

Lost


I was Lost
Gave me a chance to prove my survival and navigation skills.

Perceived Challenge:

Guilt


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

Guilt


I felt guilty
My friend was a great support when I told him and I felt really valued by his support at that time.

Perceived Challenge:

Offline


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

Offline


My emails/internet were offline
It made me really appreciate technology when it works.

Perceived Challenge:

Xenophobia


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

Xenophobia


There was an outbreak of Xenophobia
As many people who supported xenophobia there were many more who stood up for unity of cultures and in the end it reminded so many people of the importance of democracy and celebrating human diversity.

Perceived Challenge:

Robbed


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

Robbed


I was robbed
I moved to a better area and increased my standards.

Perceived Challenge:

Insolvent


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

Insolvent


I became insolvent
I discovered that my friends and family still loved me no matter my situation.

Perceived Challenge:

Paranoid


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

Paranoid


I was paranoid
It made me relax with my children as it helped me to see how silly their paranoia was.

Perceived Challenge:

Nervous


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

Nervous


I was nervous
I was more careful and paid attention to the detail which helped me pass my drivers.

Perceived Challenge:

Late


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

Late


They were late
He bought me flowers to make up for being late and pampered me all night.

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:

Overweight


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

Overweight


They are overweight
I don't feel so inadequate around her like I did when she was thinner.

Perceived Challenge:

Dependent


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

Dependent


They are dependent on me
I get to take care of them and show them how much I love them.

Perceived Challenge:

Divorce


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

Divorce


My partner divorced me
My friends and family supported me.

Perceived Challenge:

Critical


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

Critical


They are critical to me
I helped me to improve my standards.

Perceived Challenge:

Fight


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

Fight


They fight with each other
I get to play the role of councilor and help them to work through their challenges which brings us all closer together.

Perceived Challenge:

Balding


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

Balding


Balding in men
I saw myself in a different light and actually like this new look.

Perceived Challenge:

Death


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

Death


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

Perceived Challenge:

Predictable


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

Predictable


They are predictable
I don't get stressed out worrying about what they will say.

Perceived Challenge:

Negligent


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

Negligent


I was negligent
It made me realize that this wasn't the right job for them and we ended their employ allowing us to find someone more appropriate for the position.

Perceived Challenge:

Noisy


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

Noisy


They were noisy
I learnt to let go.

Perceived Challenge:

Careless


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

Careless


I was careless
I realised that this was not her values and as a result we came to an agreement that helped us both get what we wanted.

Perceived Challenge:

Terrified


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

Terrified


I was terrified
I learnt to control my emotions.

Perceived Challenge:

Egotistical


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

Egotistical


They were egotistical
People noticed her.

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:

Hijacked


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

Hijacked


I was hijacked
I gave myself some time out.

Perceived Challenge:

Disapproving


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

Disapproving


They are disapproving of what I do
I see how strong I am despite outer opinions.

Perceived Challenge:

Uneducated


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

Uneducated


They are uneducated
It is easy to tell them what to do.

Perceived Challenge:

Embarrassed


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

Embarrassed


They embarrassed me
I realized that no matter how embarrassing it is as long as you handle it with humor or dignity the way you handle it is an opportunity to impress people.

Perceived Challenge:

Killed


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

Killed


They were killed
I experienced moments of intense gratitude for the magnificence of nature all around me.

Perceived Challenge:

Mischievous


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

Mischievous


They were mischievous
Teaches me to be more playful.

Perceived Challenge:

Accused Falsely


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

Accused Falsely


I falsely accused someone
It helped me to realize that there are always two sides to every story and I became less reactive as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Kleptomaniac


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

Kleptomaniac


They were a kleptomaniac
They were caught and it taught them to wake up and be more responsible.

Perceived Challenge:

Vulgar


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

Vulgar


They were vulgar
Gave us permission to let go and stop being so prissy.

Perceived Challenge:

Murdered


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

Murdered


They were murdered
It made me appreciate the legal system and the police. We realized that there are truly inspired and caring people working tirelessly to support and protect people in society. Their kindness was profound.

Perceived Challenge:

Injured


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

Injured


I was injured
I was given so many presents.

Perceived Challenge:

Loss


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

Loss


I lost something
I learnt not to be so attached to things.

Perceived Challenge:

Addicted To Cigarettes


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

Addicted To Cigarettes


Being addicted to Cigarettes
I take extra care of my body as a result of compensating for smoking.

Perceived Challenge:

Boring


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

Boring


They were boring
I had something to complain about when I spoke to my friends which made us all equal in sharing our relationship challenges.

Perceived Challenge:

Judging


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

Judging


They judged me
It taught me to grow up and stand up for myself.

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:

Retrenched


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

Retrenched


I was retrenched
I had more time to do things.

Perceived Challenge:

Vague


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

Vague


They are vague
Taught me to rely on myself. To trust myself.

Perceived Challenge:

Insulted


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

Insulted


They insulted me
I discovered I can fight back.

Perceived Challenge:

Tired


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

Tired


I am tired
I decided to book a holiday and admit that I needed a break.

Perceived Challenge:

Lazy


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

Lazy


They were lazy
He sits in front of the television which means I have the whole house to myself and he doesn't interfere with anything that I do..

Perceived Challenge:

Jaded


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

Jaded


They were jaded
I learnt not to base my opinion on theirs. It helped me to become more independent with my own ideas.

Perceived Challenge:

Vain


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

Vain


They were vain
They helped many of us to feel less guilty about doing whatever it was that we were doing to maintain our beauty and youth.

Perceived Challenge:

Zits


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

Zits


Zits
Helps me to realize that beauty is not about being flawless - it is about the entire package - the way I dress and my vitality and my own belief in myself.

Perceived Challenge:

Angry


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

Angry


I was angry with someone
I realised that i was valued as they took me seriously.

Perceived Challenge:

Back-Stabber


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

Back-Stabber


They were a back-stabber
I confronted them and they apologized which shifted our relationship to a new level.

Perceived Challenge:

Bitter


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

Bitter


I was bitter
I was supported by wonderful friends.

Perceived Challenge:

Quarrelsome


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

Quarrelsome


They were quarrelsome
I ended up going to the party on my own and having so much more fun than I would have had if they had been there. I realized that I can handle on my own in a social situation without them.

Perceived Challenge:

Emotional


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

Emotional


I was emotional
They received support from friends and family.

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:

Heart Attack


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

Heart Attack


I had a heart attack
His estranged daughter broke the ice and they started up a relationship again.

Perceived Challenge:

Fat


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

Fat


I am fat
My husband doesn't try to have sex with me all the time now that I am overweight.

Perceived Challenge:

Hatred


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

Hatred


They expressed hatred
I taught myself how to dissolve my anger using the Demartini Method which has impacted many areas of my life.

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:

Economic Crisis


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

Economic Crisis


Not being able to afford lifestyle
Outside challenges often unite families to figure solutions towards a common goal.

Perceived Challenge:

Sick


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

Sick


Sick - off from work
I realised that we needed to diversify responsibilities so that we don't have everything reliant on one person.

Perceived Challenge:

Aggressive


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

Aggressive


Someone being aggressive to me
Learnt how to communicate more efficiently.

Perceived Challenge:

Intoxicated


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

Intoxicated


They were intoxicated
They gave us all something to talk about .

Perceived Challenge:

Hangover


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

Hangover


Hangover
I learned I had more stamina than I thought I did as I dug deep to function as well as I would have without a hangover, so as to ensure my work didn't suffer.

Perceived Challenge:

Depressed


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

Depressed


I am depressed
I look at myself on a deeper level and learn to love and accept myself as I am; ensuring that I am not so hard on myself and I set unrealistic expectations.

Perceived Challenge:

Cheated


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

Cheated


They cheated on me
I now have all the power in our relationship.