Are there days when the problems you’re facing make you want to stay in bed and cover your head with the blankets wishing they would go away? When you ignore a problem, you often feel miserable every time thoughts of it creep into your mind. After the challenge looms over your head for a while, either you choose to dig in and handle the issue, or you’re forced to deal with the incident.
Either way, you get it done, usually feeling good about doing it, and often wish you had done it sooner. You gain many great advantages when you overcome your challenges. Every benefit gained multiplies into additional rewards.
3 Benefits Gained through Overcoming Challenges
1. Overcoming Challenges Feels Good.
You need challenges. You thrive with the right amount of challenge and stimulation. Even handling hardships that come with unexpected stressful situations can bring uplifting feelings of accomplishment and exhilaration.
When we accept the challenges before us and handle them, we suffer less and gain multiple benefits.
By accepting and surrendering to what is happening, instead of resisting it, overcoming challenges is easier. The experience goes smoother. Even though your challenges may look different from other people’s problems, you often feel the same feelings while you’re going through them. A loss feels like a loss no matter how it looks. It’s the same with disappointment, anger, and sadness.
Build Personal Strength Through Overcoming Challenges
Overcoming hardships makes you stronger. When facing a problem early on, you often wonder how you’ll overcome it. After succeeding, you gain strength and confidence that you can overcome anything.
The more joy you feel, the stronger you feel. The more powerful you feel, the more you gain additional rewards.
2. Having Strength Brings Additional Rewards.
Attributes of a person’s character include mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual, such as integrity, loyalty, courage, fortitude, and honesty.
Within each of these roles are opportunities to overcome difficulties and build character.
When you feel stronger and more confident, especially in controlling your life and claiming your rights, you feel empowered. You feel more like you have influence and can make an impact.
Feeling empowered, you’re more engaged in all areas of your life.
You Feel Motivated when You Feel Strong
Feeling stronger benefits you by giving you the motivation to take action. Motivated action creates results. When you’re motivated to do something you feel the excitement to move forward in your life. When you’re excited about your goals, doing what you need to do to achieve them seems easier, and you can produce the results you desire.
The more desired results you produce, the more you believe in yourself and gain self-trust.
3. Gain Self-Trust When You Overcome Challenges.
Having self-trust means that you believe you can take care of your personal needs and safety. Most importantly, it means that as you face situations in your life, you trust yourself to handle them. With each challenge you overcome, your self-confidence grows.
One of the benefits of having more self-trust is you have confidence in yourself to handle future challenges. This result has a snowball effect.
Experiencing these positive effects and successes blow-up old beliefs and self-doubts about what you previously thought you could handle. As your old beliefs fade, you form new beliefs.
Self-Confidence Builds Self-Esteem
Having self-trust and confidence results in having higher self-esteem. When you value yourself and have healthy self-esteem, you feel secure and worthwhile. You are more optimistic about life and experience positive relationships with others. Also, you feel confident about your abilities.
You’re also open to learning new information and receiving feedback, which can help you acquire and master new skills.