Challenges Are What Make Life Interesting & Meaningful

Challenges are what make life interesting and meaningful.

I start this blog with this popular quote by Joshua J. Marine:

“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

Have you ever wondered why some people live exciting lives while others just struggle through life? One reason could be that they have more adversities in their life and therefore have more interesting experiences.

A person who has a lot of challenges in his or her life is always in touch with life.

We all encounter trials and tribulations in our life. When we face a life struggle, we need to take action and solve it. We can either solve it by ourselves, or we can ask someone else to help us.

In this blog post, we will explain what challenges are and how they affect our life. We shall also discuss how to overcome life issues and the importance of having faith in yourself.

Finally, to get you powered up and inspired, 15 quotes about life challenges will be presented to help you on your life’s journey to transform to makes life meaningful. Ready to dive in? Let’s go.

What is a Life Challenge

A life challenge is something that you will have to deal with during your life and may be hard to handle.

It may include something like getting divorced, or losing a loved one, or not being able to find a job. It can happen to anyone and also be something like not being able to control your anger or something like that.

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It is something that you cannot avoid and will need to learn how to overcome in order to have a happy and more meaningful life.

A life challenge is something that requires effort to complete. Life struggles come in different forms and will often test our resolve and resilience to face them.

Some challenges seem so difficult to handle that they can change our lives forever. They can be very bad and devastating, or they can be very good.

We are all different, and each person will have different challenges. Most people face many life struggles in the course of their lifetime. In how we deal with them is also the way we grow and become better people,

The key to facing these life struggles is all about our mindset. If we have a positive, growth mindset and are optimistic about life, then we will become fierce in overcoming them and turning some challenges into making our life more meaningful.

 How to Deal with Problem that Arise in Life

We are all human beings. We all face struggles and adversities in our life.

When we are confronting the hindrances of life, we need to take action and solve it. We can either solve it by ourselves, or we can ask someone else to help us.

Challenges are problems, tasks, and situations that you face, in which you don’t know what to do or what to expect. A challenge is something that has no clear-cut solution.

Most of us feel a sense of uncertainty when a challenge arises. We feel stuck, overwhelmed, and confused. We start to feel like we’re running in circles. We don’t know where to go and what to do.

Some of us face the same challenge over and over again.

But we shouldn’t give up. Instead, we should try to find out what exactly is wrong with our challenges. What are the causes?

Is there anything we can do about it? In the next section, we shall address ways in which we can overcome challenges in a positive way.

How to Overcome & Face Our Challenges

Overcoming challenges is not an easy thing to do. But, if you are determined enough, you can do it.

As discussed earlier, challenges are inevitable in life, and everyone faces them. But that does not mean that you cannot overcome challenges in your life.

We all have different challenges in our life, such as academic challenges, relationship challenges, financial challenges, physical challenges, etc. In every challenge, there is an opportunity to achieve something better.

It is important to have the right mindset to deal with challenges and overcome them. If you do not face challenges, you will never know how powerful you are. And if you do not know how powerful you are, you cannot appreciate life to the fullest.

Life is full of challenges. Challenges can be divided into two types:

1. External challenges:

Examples: A. Struggling to do a difficult task, B. Getting sick, C. Missing deadlines

2. Internal challenges:

Examples: A. Lack of time, B. Lack of motivation, C. Lack of interest, D. Being lazy, E. Being indecisive, F. Being too emotional

As you can see, external challenges are easier to overcome than internal challenges.

External challenges can be solved by yourself. For example, if you are struggling to write an important paper, you can ask someone to proofread it for you.

On the other hand, internal challenges can only be solved by you. To overcome internal challenges, you need to have faith in yourself.

The Importance of Believing in Yourself

What if you could face any challenge head-on by finding within yourself the strength to look beyond your fear. This is the importance of believing in yourself when confronted by life struggles.

It’s easier than you think! You don’t have to be perfect or worry about failure. You can both laugh and learn through your mistakes and as a result, enjoy a life full of happiness and joy.

This is possible and the only tools you need are within you. So let’s find out what it takes to overcome adversity and truly believe in yourself.

Embrace and Learn From Mistakes

Firstly, don’t beat yourself up.

The moment you find out that you made a mistake, immediately assess what went wrong. Why did you make the mistake? Did you overreact? Or did you just fail to do something you were supposed to do?

Once you have a clear idea of what happened, take action. If you didn’t do something you should have done, then do it now.

If you made a mistake, don’t get too worried about it. The most important thing is that you learn from your mistake.

How can you learn? By dealing with it.

You may not know how to deal with it, but you can learn. If you feel you don’t know how to deal with it, seek the advice of an expert.

Overcome the Fear of Dealing with Life Struggles

Most of us are fearful of challenges because we think that they will cause us pain and suffering. However, there are times when challenges bring out the best in us.

The most important thing to remember is that there is no way of knowing how the challenges will unfold. You can only know how you will handle it once you have confronted it head-on.

We can always rely on ourselves. Our actions will always speak louder than words.

When you feel down, remember that you have the power to make things better.

In addition, never underestimate the power of the mind. Just like the mind is capable of overcoming any challenge, it is also capable of overcoming fear.

Remember that you can do it.

How to Use Challenges to Your Advantage

Challenges are opportunities to grow. They can be anything from overcoming a fear, learning a new skill, or trying to do something new.

A challenge is a force to bring out the best in you. It is also finding the best version with more life experience.

A challenge can be a positive or negative experience. We can be motivated by challenges and even motivated by negative experiences.

Positive experiences can motivate us when we seek new challenges to achieve our goals, while negative experiences can keep us from achieving our goals.

Challenges can either strengthen or weaken us, depending on how we deal with them.

We can either learn from them and grow stronger, or we can get discouraged and lose hope.

To overcome challenges, we must always remember that if we don’t try, we can’t succeed.

How to Create Challenges for Yourself

How to create challenges for yourself to reach your personal best and goals. These tests help us to continue to grow and become better people to those around us and to ourselves.

Have you ever heard about the term “personal best”? It is the highest level of performance that you can achieve on a particular task. You can say that it is a measure of the outcome of your past accomplishments.

Personal best is achieved only when you set a goal and then set yourself challenges to accomplish that goal.

You can think of a goal as a task. If you want to learn how to play guitar, for example, you should create challenges such as practicing every day and improving your technique.

The same thing can be applied to anything in life. If you want to achieve a high GPA in college, you can start by studying harder and making time to study.

To create challenges for yourself, you need to set a goal. This can be anything you want to achieve.

Once you set a goal, you can set yourself a challenge. In the previous example, you can say that the goal is to obtain a high GPA in college.

If you want to make it a challenge, you can say that the challenge is to make sure that you study for at least three hours each night.

Setting challenges can help you improve and become a better version of yourself. People who are always positive go out and seek new opportunities to reach their goals and dreams.

Challenges are a good way of motivating yourself. In fact, setting challenges is one of the most effective ways of achieving goals.

In short, when you face a challenge, you can ask yourself these questions.

  • What can I do to succeed?
  • How can I make this happen?
  • How much can I achieve?

The answers will help you in overcoming the challenge and moving forward toward being in charge of your own success and in turn, happiness! Remember success never waits,

15 Life Challenges Quotes

If you are still struggling with one of those challenges, we’ve created this list of challenge quotes and mindset shifts that will give you the push you need to finally make it happen. This is an opportunity for growth and insight into what you really want from your life.

You’re Stronger Than You Realize!

I’ve survived this before… I’m stronger than I realize… This feeling will pass.”

 Beth Elkassih

“Life is a series of challenges, and overcoming each one requires courage, strength, and humility.”

James O. Mason

“You have to learn to think of challenges as a gift.”

James Altucher

“The greatest challenge to human happiness is to be a human being.”

Robert Frost

“Life is a series of lessons, each one harder than the last.”

Stephen Covey

“The worst thing is not to be able to say “I am sorry.”

Maya Angelou

“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.”

Mitch Albom

“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”

Winston Churchill

“No matter what happens, somebody will have an opinion about it.”


“The biggest challenge is to overcome your own fears.”

Steven Pressfield

“The key to success is not the ability to adapt to change, but the ability to change yourself when necessary.”

Wayne Dyer

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“You are the one who decides whether you are going to be a problem or an opportunity.”  

Anthony Robbins

 “Believe in yourself, and you will surely achieve anything.” 


“Life is full of possibilities, opportunities, and choices. You can choose to make something happen or you can choose to let it happen.”

Michael Jordan

Final Last Words

What’s your greatest challenge?

Life can be challenging. Some days it’s just plain hard. For others, it can be downright impossible. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find meaning and purpose in those challenges.

life has its ups and downs, challenges and triumphs. And it’s those moments that we’re given the opportunity to grow.

Yes, life is full of challenges, but I hope you find the courage to overcome them. And when you do, I hope you find a way to use those challenges to become the best version of yourself.

It’s your turn to join in the conversation! In the comments below, please share one of your greatest challenges that YOU overcome and how!

Challenges Are What Make Life Interesting & Meaningful

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beth elkassih

“Hi! Welcome to the launching and introduction to ‘Made You Smile Back’! I’m so pleased you’re here. Let me share with you a little bit about myself and why I created this platform.”

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