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How to Overcome Challenges in Your Life

by eHow Contributor

We all face tough and difficult challenges in life. Some become difficult to overcome, especially when the odds are stacked against us. Going against all odds, is something we're capable of doing. To overcome challenges you need to have that "never quit" attitude in life. If you develop it, you'll overcome quite a bit.

Motivate yourself. Say YES I CAN. The challenge should bring out the best of you in this situation. Slow it down, think that process though. Develop that swagger in saying there's no way you're going to fail at this. If you develop that mindset, you'll get it done.

Stay calm and cool headed. When you're facing serious troubles and problems in life. You have recollect yourself, and calm down. You can't panic your way through it. Take a deep breath, relax, slow it down. Think things through calmly.

Let failure fuel and fear you in a positive way. Most people will avoid any challenge, because they're scared of failing. Running from that challenge IS failing! Everyone fails at times. It's not how many times you get knocked down that counts. It's how many times you get up in life that matter. If you fail the first, second, or third time, don't give up. Pick yourself up, and learn from why you've failed, and move on in positive direction. Learn what made you fail at overcoming these challenge, or challenges.

Simplify the problem or challenge you're facing. Break it down into steps, and work your way to the top of it. You have to work from the grown up. Work through each step of the process of overcoming this challenge. Make the challenge easier than it. That starts by breaking it down into steps. As you get through each step, you develop more belief you can get it done, then you will.

Maintain being positive and confident. Overcoming a challenge, you have to believe you can really do it. You have to find out all the ways you can overcome it, and put it to full use and effort. People overcome all kinds of challenges everyday. I believe that challenges aren't nearly as hard as presented most the time. Depends exactly what this challenge is. It's our own mental stability that's the difficult part. When you get into the mind frame of doing it mentally, you'll actually be able to do it. You can't do it, until you get there mentally.

Think the best, not the worst. What can really be the worst thing that happens if you don't overcome this challenge? Do you lose something extremely valuable? Are you afraid you'll be mocked? Labeled a failure? The most successful people have been labeled these things at one point or another. How do you think they overcome challenges in their life? They've been through the process of not doing it before. Instead of staying down, they use these parts of their life to help overcome them in the future. Don't let anything stick to you, then you'll be able to overcome all challenges you face in your life.

Learn from watching professional sports. As silly as it seems, and I realize it's just a game. Sports are a great way to watch, learn, and understand how to over come challenges. When you watch teams, players, all the time in tough spots. We get to see in these pressure situations them overcome quite a bit of challenges. Sports for us, are a way to experience and witness that anything is possible. That anyone can overcome a great deal of difficulty to succeed in our world. As the say goes, "anything is possible."

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