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A-Z Challenges & Benefits

Wisdom is Seeing Both Sides

Perceived Challenge:

Nervous


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

Nervous


I was nervous
I drove slower.

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:

Boring


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

Boring


I was boring
She made me finally realise our relationship was over and I am now in a new inspiring partnership that has me traveling the world and feeling inspired anddriven again.

Perceived Challenge:

Robbed


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

Robbed


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

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:

Back-Stabber


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

Back-Stabber


They were a back-stabber
I empowered myself and sought legal advice.

Perceived Challenge:

Killed


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

Killed


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

Perceived Challenge:

Loss


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

Loss


I lost something
I lost money which taught me to be more careful when making purchasing decisions. It also helped me to start taking wealth building more seriously.

Perceived Challenge:

Vulgar


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

Vulgar


They were vulgar
I could be who I wanted to be.

Perceived Challenge:

Uneducated


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

Uneducated


They are uneducated
They work a lot harder than the rest of the team to prove themselves.

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:

Critical


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

Critical


They are critical to others
I took better care of myself and love what I have become.

Perceived Challenge:

Death


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

Death


They died
I realized that life is short and I started to live more intensely and not take this gift for granted

Perceived Challenge:

Lies


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

Lies


They lied
I feel better about the way I look when he lies about what he is perceiving about my weight gain.

Perceived Challenge:

Questioned


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

Questioned


I was questioned over something
I was supported by my friends and family.

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:

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:

Underperforming


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

Underperforming


They are underperforming
Makes me get more involved and hands on in the business.

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:

Cancer


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

Cancer


They have cancer
It’s made me realise how short life is and it’s helped me get down to priorities.

Perceived Challenge:

Embarrassed


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

Embarrassed


They embarrassed me
I learnt not to take things so seriously.

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:

Heart Attack


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

Heart Attack


I had a heart attack
Realized how many people loved me .

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 I manage my problems really well and my self worth increased as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Beaten Up


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

Beaten Up


They were beaten up by their partner
She learnt how to value herself and stand up for her rights.

Perceived Challenge:

Emotional


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

Emotional


I was emotional
People from all over the neighborhood came round to show their support.

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:

Dependent


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

Dependent


They are dependent on me
Helps me to be responsible and grow up.

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:

Paranoid


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

Paranoid


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

Perceived Challenge:

Lost


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

Lost


They were lost
She admitted that I was right about the route that I had recommended and I was able to tease her about it for many months.

Perceived Challenge:

Offline


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

Offline


My emails/internet were offline
I realized how dependant I have become on things working and it made me think of ways to create alternatives so that I am not vulnerable down the line.

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:

Accused Falsely


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

Accused Falsely


I was accused falsely
I sought legal advice and I ended up making money out of the settlement.

Perceived Challenge:

Recession


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

Recession


Insolvency
You get to start afresh but with all the business learnings from the past.

Perceived Challenge:

Judging


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

Judging


They judged me
It toughened me up which helped in other areas of my life.

Perceived Challenge:

Shuts Me Out


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

Shuts Me Out


They shut me out
I caught up on my reading.

Perceived Challenge:

Vague


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

Vague


They are vague
Helped me to take responsibility for finding out the details which has impacted in many areas of my life.

Perceived Challenge:

Fire


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

Fire


A fire broke out in my space
I learnt to ask for help.

Perceived Challenge:

Nasty


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

Nasty


They were nasty
I read a book and spent time on my own.

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:

Insulted


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

Insulted


They insulted me
I felt more adept at communication than they were.

Perceived Challenge:

Racist


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

Racist


They were racist
It gave me a reason to participate in an organisation that addressed inequality and we saw how if you stand for change you bring about change .

Perceived Challenge:

Economic Crisis


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

Economic Crisis


Credit Crunch
As government introduces credit restrictions lenders become more accountable which will provide for a stronger economy in the future.

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:

Ugly


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

Ugly


I am ugly
I know my friends love me for who I am not what I look like.

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:

Sick


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

Sick


I was sick
Their being off from work resulted in a meeting being cancelled which helped me to catch up on my work load.

Perceived Challenge:

Fat


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

Fat


They are fat
Makes me realize that people love me for who I am not for what I look like.

Perceived Challenge:

Arrogant


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

Arrogant


I was arrogant
People take me seriously.

Perceived Challenge:

Angry


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

Angry


I was angry
I got to say what I really wanted to say which was a relief.

Perceived Challenge:

Temper


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

Temper


They have a temper
When they have a temper I see them out of control and myself as in control.

Perceived Challenge:

Fired


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

Fired


I was fired
I finally started my own business and now work for myself.

Perceived Challenge:

Cheated


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

Cheated


They cheated me
I was supported by amazing people throughout the challenge.

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:

Insolvent


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

Insolvent


I became insolvent
I was absolved of all business debt.

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:

Egotistical


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

Egotistical


They were egotistical
He got things done and believed in himself.

Perceived Challenge:

Overweight


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

Overweight


They are overweight
He is a lot less worried about what he eats which has made going out much more fun.

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:

Offensive


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

Offensive


They were offensive
We all joined together and supported each other when the driver was offensive to us.

Perceived Challenge:

Intoxicated


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

Intoxicated


They were intoxicated
My sister and I have become closer as a result of my brother's regular intoxication as it got us talking.

Perceived Challenge:

Overwhelm


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

Overwhelm


I am overwhelmed
I hold others accountable for doing their portion of work.

Perceived Challenge:

Aggressive


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

Aggressive


I was aggressive to someone
It gave them a reason to go home.

Perceived Challenge:

Complain


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

Complain


I complain
People offer to help.

Perceived Challenge:

Murdered


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

Murdered


They were murdered
It made my family closer.

Perceived Challenge:

Disapproving


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

Disapproving


They are disapproving of what I do
I see my own strength.

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:

Xenophobia


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

Xenophobia


There was an outbreak of Xenophobia
I was given a chance to reach out to people from different cultures.

Perceived Challenge:

Fight


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

Fight


They fight with me
They don't make demands on me.

Perceived Challenge:

Stressed


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

Stressed


I am stressed
Helps me to prioritize my actions.

Perceived Challenge:

Careless


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

Careless


They were careless
It made me realise 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:

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:

Rude


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

Rude


They were rude
I stopped spending so much time with them which made me realize that I was doing a lot of things that were important to them rather than doing what I wanted to do.

Perceived Challenge:

Addicted To Drugs


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

Addicted To Drugs


My friend is addicted to drugs
It helped me communicate more.

Perceived Challenge:

Hijacked


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

Hijacked


I was hijacked
My partner helped me in so many ways and I felt a new deeper sense of appreciation for them.

Perceived Challenge:

Negligent


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

Negligent


They were negligent
It allowed me the opportunity to take on accountability and gain recognition and authority as a result.

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:

Yelling


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

Yelling


Yelling
I learn to be more moderated in my approach towards people.

Perceived Challenge:

Confronting


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

Confronting


They are confronting
I was supported by my friends and family.

Perceived Challenge:

Divorce


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

Divorce


My partner divorced me
I felt an enormous relief from all the tension and anger that I had been living with.

Perceived Challenge:

Quarrelsome


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

Quarrelsome


They were quarrelsome
I laid down the rules in the house and as a result my children are now respecting me.

Perceived Challenge:

Depressed


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

Depressed


I am depressed
Ultimately my life is more on track as I have now made changes and am more on my path.

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:

Demanding


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

Demanding


They are demanding of others
People speak out and collectively stand up for themselves.

Perceived Challenge:

Late


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

Late


They were late
I became a lot less rigid and relaxed more around the issue of punctuality.

Perceived Challenge:

Pain


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

Pain


I am in pain
I’ve had time off work which has allowed me to de-stress and rethink what I want out of life.

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:

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:

Jealous


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

Jealous


They were jealous
I was able to move on from the relationship knowing it was not worth trying to make it work.

Perceived Challenge:

Weird


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

Weird


They are weird
Gave me permission to be more myself around them.