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A-Z Challenges & Benefits

Wisdom is Seeing Both Sides

Perceived Challenge:

Questioned


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

Questioned


I was questioned over something
I thought about any additional benefits or challenges regarding this issue.

Perceived Challenge:

Ugly


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

Ugly


I am ugly
I have a magnificent body.

Perceived Challenge:

Disapproving


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

Disapproving


They are disapproving of what I do
I stand up for what I know is true.

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:

Cancer


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

Cancer


I have Cancer
I decided to share my story and as a result I have grown my network and influence and I’m being invited to share my story regularly now which is hugely inspiring.

Perceived Challenge:

Uneducated


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

Uneducated


I am uneducated
I realize that it is not about the formal approvals but rather an inner certainty that gives you most credibility.

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:

Fat


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

Fat


They are fat
I feel less arrogant and make more of an effort with people.

Perceived Challenge:

Vain


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

Vain


They were vain
People noticed them and they got more attention as a result.

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:

Robbed


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

Robbed


I was robbed
My friends and family were amazingly supportive.

Perceived Challenge:

Late


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

Late


They were late
I learnt to not be so pedantic about my expectations.

Perceived Challenge:

Stressed


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

Stressed


I am stressed
I am supported by friends and family.

Perceived Challenge:

Racist


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

Racist


They were racist
It made me stronger.

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:

Negligent


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

Negligent


They were 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:

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:

Death


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

Death


They died
My mother and I became closer and started to talk more.

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:

Injured


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

Injured


I was injured
I got to have a three week break from work .

Perceived Challenge:

Fire


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

Fire


A fire broke out in my space
I had my old threadbare carpets replaced at no cost by insurance and I was also able to add in under floor heating in all the rooms which I forgot to put in when I first carpeted my house.

Perceived Challenge:

Killed


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

Killed


They were killed
I became closer to my family.

Perceived Challenge:

Depressed


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

Depressed


I am depressed
I go to the movies.

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:

Retrenched


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

Retrenched


I was retrenched
My boss was very challenging and I was glad not to have to work with her.

Perceived Challenge:

Egotistical


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

Egotistical


They were egotistical
I was challenged enough by their behavior to let them know and they took what I said to heart which showed me that they respected my opinion which was a validation of my relationship with them.

Perceived Challenge:

Noisy


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

Noisy


They were noisy
It got me out of bed and I joined in the fun. I had a really good time as a result.

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:

Overweight


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

Overweight


They are overweight
I don't have to deal with people treating me like a sex object which my other thinner friends have to deal with all the time.

Perceived Challenge:

Lost


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

Lost


They were lost
It gave me the upper hand for the rest of the day.

Perceived Challenge:

Yearned


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

Yearned


My child yearned for something
He learnt how to say thank you.

Perceived Challenge:

Emotional


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

Emotional


They were emotional
They received support from friends and family.

Perceived Challenge:

Heart Attack


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

Heart Attack


They had a heart attack
They started running and focusing more on health.

Perceived Challenge:

Glutton


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

Glutton


They are a Glutton
His eating so much makes me not want to eat so that I set an example and I keep my weight in check as a result.

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:

Sleep


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

Sleep


My Kids are not sleeping
I stop to consider the wellbeing of of my kids.

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:

Quarrelsome


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

Quarrelsome


I was quarrelsome
I released some steam and tension.

Perceived Challenge:

Economic Crisis


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

Economic Crisis


Losing a job
It will make you prioritize your purchases which will trim your fat and make you more efficient and lean. This can certainly pay you and save you in the future.

Perceived Challenge:

Angry


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

Angry


They were angry with me
I learnt not to take things so personally which makes me less volatile.

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:

Paranoid


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

Paranoid


They were paranoid
I realized that one can overanalyze things and it helped me to let go.

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:

Intoxicated


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

Intoxicated


They were intoxicated
She didn't argue with me.

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:

Back-Stabber


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

Back-Stabber


They were a back-stabber
My friends were amazing support and I realised how much they loved me.

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:

Vague


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

Vague


They are vague
Gave me permission to try my version and get credit for what I did that worked.

Perceived Challenge:

Arrogant


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

Arrogant


I was arrogant
We all discussed her for hours on end which meant that everyone remembered her.

Perceived Challenge:

Critical


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

Critical


They are critical to me
I learn to take things less seriously and have a sense of humour about their opinion.

Perceived Challenge:

Complain


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

Complain


I complain
They get to see how many people care about them.

Perceived Challenge:

Lies


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

Lies


They lied
I didn't know what was going on so I wasn't stressed about it, neither did I have to do anything about it when they lied to me.

Perceived Challenge:

Yelling


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

Yelling


Yelling
When my dad yells at me my mother protects me and I feel closer to her.

Perceived Challenge:

Sick


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

Sick


I was sick
I got lots of attention from friends and family.

Perceived Challenge:

Murdered


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

Murdered


They were murdered
alternative.

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:

Vulgar


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

Vulgar


They were vulgar
Taught us to be less rigid in our rules.

Perceived Challenge:

Offensive


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

Offensive


They were offensive
My family united when the neighbor was offensive to us.

Perceived Challenge:

Accused Falsely


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

Accused Falsely


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

Perceived Challenge:

Terrified


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

Terrified


I was terrified
I stayed so calm and realized that it isn't in the moment that we actually have a problem, it is afterwards looking back when we keep replaying all the ways we imagine it could have gone that is where we stress ourselves out.

Perceived Challenge:

Confronting


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

Confronting


They are confronting
I stand up for my opinion and it makes me realise what I value.

Perceived Challenge:

Recession


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

Recession


Losing a job
You may find yourself generating new ideas which awaken your entrepreneurialism.

Perceived Challenge:

Kleptomaniac


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

Kleptomaniac


They were a kleptomaniac
It helped me not to be so naive.

Perceived Challenge:

Nervous


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

Nervous


I was nervous
I asked for help and was given great insights as a result of my nerves.

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:

Hijacked


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

Hijacked


I was hijacked
I realized how much I wanted to live and do something substantial on this planet.

Perceived Challenge:

Insulted


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

Insulted


They insulted me
it toughened me up and I needed to develop a bit of a backbone as I was a real softy.

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:

Dependent


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

Dependent


They are dependent on me
Makes me realize how much I have grown and achieved in my own life.

Perceived Challenge:

Judging


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

Judging


They judged me
People came forward to tell me that they disagreed with them which made me feel supported.

Perceived Challenge:

Careless


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

Careless


They were careless
My friends and family supported me as a result of her being careless and I became closer to them.

Perceived Challenge:

Embarrassed


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

Embarrassed


They embarrassed me
I spoke up and defended my position which got them to really notice me. Now we are best friends.

Perceived Challenge:

Divorce


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

Divorce


My partner divorced me
I went out and got a job and started to empower my life and I now have my own business and I am well on my way to being financially independent.

Perceived Challenge:

Aggressive


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

Aggressive


Someone being aggressive to me
I learnt how to control my emotions in the moment and calm myself afterwards.

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:

Predictable


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

Predictable


They are predictable
They are reliable.

Perceived Challenge:

Demanding


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

Demanding


They are demanding of others
I learn to communicate more effectively with them explaining my values and priorities so that they understand what is reasonable.

Perceived Challenge:

Xenophobia


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

Xenophobia


There was an outbreak of Xenophobia
It made them more tolerant of culture.

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:

Balding


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

Balding


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

Perceived Challenge:

Underperforming


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

Underperforming


They are underperforming
Helps me to become more objective and gets me to play the role of the boss.

Perceived Challenge:

Jealous


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

Jealous


They were jealous
I realized that he really loved me.

Perceived Challenge:

Fight


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

Fight


They fight with me
I get to see that although they fight they also make up and that relationships are not always all support without challenge.

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 became closer to my mother and father as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Weird


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

Weird


They are weird
I could say what I wanted and they thought it funny.

Perceived Challenge:

Addicted To Cigarettes


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

Addicted To Cigarettes


Being addicted to Cigarettes
It means I take breaks and get creative insights while I smoke.

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:

Fired


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

Fired


They were fired
They were available to meet with me for coffee more often.

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 realize how innovative I can be when I want something.

Perceived Challenge:

Bitter


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

Bitter


I was bitter
It got him attention from all sorts of people.

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.