In the depths of winter,
I finally learned that within me
there lay an invincible summer.
How can we grow in times like this? What can we learn from the challenges that now confront us on a daily basis? We can develop a new habit; learning to recognize the benefits that come with challenge.
Our natural tendency is to think of challenges as the mountain that stands between us and our destination. That seems like a negative thing at first glance, but ask any mountain climber what they gain from conquering such rough terrain and you will see a smile. They will relay stories of character development, overcoming fears, sharpening focus, and beautiful vistas. They embrace the challenge of the mountain, much like we need to embrace our current reality. You see, challenges are all about how we choose to see them.