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A-Z Challenges & Benefits

Wisdom is Seeing Both Sides

Perceived Challenge:

Temper


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

Temper


They have a temper
It helped me to become more independent and feisty which has helped me in.

Perceived Challenge:

Paranoid


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

Paranoid


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

Perceived Challenge:

Egotistical


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

Egotistical


They were egotistical
I stood up to them and realized how to deal with confrontation.

Perceived Challenge:

Overweight


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

Overweight


I am overweight
I don't feel the pressure to compete with the other guys out there.

Perceived Challenge:

Murdered


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

Murdered


They were murdered
It made my family closer.

Perceived Challenge:

Retrenched


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

Retrenched


I was retrenched
I didn't really enjoy the job I was doing and I was relieved to leave.

Perceived Challenge:

Hijacked


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

Hijacked


I was hijacked
I was interviewed on TV and I told my story. I then received letters from people telling me how my story had helped them with their own experience and that inspired me.

Perceived Challenge:

Demanding


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

Demanding


They are demanding of me
It makes me figure out ways to get things done so that they don't have a chance to pick up stuff I haven't done.

Perceived Challenge:

Yearned


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

Yearned


I yearned for something
I learnt creative ways to get it.

Perceived Challenge:

Underperforming


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

Underperforming


They are underperforming
Helps me to lay down my expectations on them.

Perceived Challenge:

Rude


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

Rude


They were rude
I learnt to deal with confrontation.

Perceived Challenge:

Zits


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

Zits


Zits
Makes me realise that people love me for who I am not for what I look like.

Perceived Challenge:

Loss


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

Loss


I lost something
I lost my child in the shopping mall and it showed me how resourceful she was as well as how supportive complete strangers can be. People went out of their way to help me and to find my daughter. It benefited my daughter as I overcompensated for a week and she got loads of attention from all sorts of people as a result. She also realized that she could rely on strangers and that challenging situations do get resolved.

Perceived Challenge:

Questioned


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

Questioned


I questioned someone
They found a new way to do things.

Perceived Challenge:

Pain


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

Pain


I am in pain
I’ve had time off work which has allowed me to de-stress and rethink what I want out of life.

Perceived Challenge:

Injured


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

Injured


They were injured
I got to really spoil them.

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


They complain
I get to give them advice.

Perceived Challenge:

Boring


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

Boring


They were boring
I had something to complain about when I spoke to my friends which made us all equal in sharing our relationship challenges.

Perceived Challenge:

Nervous


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

Nervous


I was nervous
I asked a friend to come with me which made it much more fun to share the day with him.

Perceived Challenge:

Economic Crisis


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

Economic Crisis


Depressed by economic challenge
If you look you will become aware of the blessings such as increased support and love and advice from family and friends.

Perceived Challenge:

Ugly


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

Ugly


They are ugly
I know my friends love me for who I am not what I look like.

Perceived Challenge:

Lost


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

Lost


I was Lost
I downloaded Waze and had my friend show me how to use GPS so I made a technological advancement.

Perceived Challenge:

Divorce


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

Divorce


My partner divorced me
My friends and family supported me.

Perceived Challenge:

Vague


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

Vague


They are vague
Gave me the chance to relax about every detail and be more open for flexibility.

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:

Guilt


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

Guilt


I felt guilty
It helped me to maintain one of my most valued relationships.

Perceived Challenge:

Hangover


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

Hangover


Hangover
I learnt more self restraint when I realized how I behaved when my barriers were down and had no restraint.

Perceived Challenge:

Recession


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

Recession


Employer guilt over retrenchment
If you look you will become aware of the blessings such as increased support and love and advice from family and friends.

Perceived Challenge:

Lies


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

Lies


They lied
I felt more secure when he didn't tell me the truth about what was happening financially.

Perceived Challenge:

Late


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

Late


They were late
He bought me flowers to make up for being late and pampered me all night.

Perceived Challenge:

Arrogant


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

Arrogant


They were arrogant
It made me realise that they were not the right person for the job and it helped me to find a better candidate.

Perceived Challenge:

Fired


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

Fired


I was fired
I finally started my own business and now work for myself.

Perceived Challenge:

Cancer


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

Cancer


I have Cancer
It gave me opportunity to practice asking for help.

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.

Perceived Challenge:

Careless


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

Careless


They were careless
I realised that this was not her values and as a result we came to an agreement that helped us both get what we wanted.

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 realized that I am willing to do whatever it takes to be part of the solution.

Perceived Challenge:

Insolvent


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

Insolvent


I became insolvent
I was released from all the pressure of figuring out how to pay my debts back.

Perceived Challenge:

Addicted To Cigarettes


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

Addicted To Cigarettes


My Parent or Partner is Addicted to Cigarettes
Benefits my mom as helps her to keep her weight down.

Perceived Challenge:

Angry


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

Angry


They were angry with me
They learned how to handle confrontation which helped them in work and in their personal life.

Perceived Challenge:

Accused Falsely


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

Accused Falsely


I was accused falsely
I sought legal advice and I ended up making money out of the settlement.

Perceived Challenge:

Bitter


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

Bitter


They were bitter
I don't feel obliged to spend so much time with her now and as a result I have made new friends and do different things. Her bitterness set me free.

Perceived Challenge:

Fight


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

Fight


They fight with each other
I get to do my own thing as they are preoccupied with their drama and don't interfere with what I am doing.

Perceived Challenge:

Noisy


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

Noisy


They were noisy
We all learnt to stop being so pedantic about how we thought others ought to behave. I guess it helped us learn to relax.

Perceived Challenge:

Offensive


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

Offensive


They were offensive
I learnt to speak out and not take a back seat when something doesn't agree with me.

Perceived Challenge:

Tired


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

Tired


I am tired
I gave myself permission to take a day off.

Perceived Challenge:

Emotional


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

Emotional


They were emotional
They realized they needed help and went on a self development program where they discovered tools to empower and inspire their life.

Perceived Challenge:

Death


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

Death


They died
We had family from all over the world come together for the funeral and it was a truly inspiring and special time for all of us to be together again celebrating their life.

Perceived Challenge:

Insulted


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

Insulted


They insulted me
I felt more adept at communication than they were.

Perceived Challenge:

Vain


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

Vain


They were vain
They saved us a lot of time in research.

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:

Fat


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

Fat


I am fat
My husband doesn't try to have sex with me all the time now that I am overweight.

Perceived Challenge:

Predictable


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

Predictable


They are predictable
They are reliable.

Perceived Challenge:

Embarrassed


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

Embarrassed


They embarrassed me
I learnt how to laugh at myself.

Perceived Challenge:

Offline


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

Offline


My emails/internet were offline
I made the calls that i had been putting off.

Perceived Challenge:

Fire


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

Fire


A fire broke out in my space
I realized how protective and supportive my husband was and it really made me value him again.

Perceived Challenge:

Cheated


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

Cheated


They cheated on me
I realised I had disempowered myself and I went back to gym and lost 10kg and got in shape. I feel fantastic and look 10 years younger.

Perceived Challenge:

Shuts Me Out


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

Shuts Me Out


They shut me out
I spent time with people that I love.

Perceived Challenge:

Terrified


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

Terrified


I was terrified
I discovered how resourceful I could be even under extreme pressure.

Perceived Challenge:

Tricked


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

Tricked


I was tricked
I learnt not to take things so seriously. He taught me how to be more adaptable.

Perceived Challenge:

Racist


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

Racist


They were racist
It resulted in my questioning my beliefs and trying to understand social dynamics.

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:

Lazy


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

Lazy


They were lazy
I was hired because he didn't want to do what I love doing.

Perceived Challenge:

Disapproving


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

Disapproving


They are disapproving of what I do
I learn when to speak my truth.

Perceived Challenge:

Heart Attack


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

Heart Attack


They had a heart attack
His estranged daughter broke the ice and they started up a relationship again.

Perceived Challenge:

Back-Stabber


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

Back-Stabber


They were a back-stabber
I confronted them and they apologized which shifted our relationship to a new level.

Perceived Challenge:

Sick


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

Sick


I was sick
Time out from all the pressure at work.

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:

Sleep


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

Sleep


I get no Sleep
I experience more of the day.

Perceived Challenge:

Addicted To Drugs


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

Addicted To Drugs


My child is addicted to drugs
It broke down the barriers between my in-laws as they were able to help and I started to value their support.

Perceived Challenge:

Dependent


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

Dependent


They are dependent on me
I get to return the favor to my parents for raising me.

Perceived Challenge:

Judging


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

Judging


They judged me
I learnt not to allow other peoples opinion of me to influence my feelings about myself.

Perceived Challenge:

Intoxicated


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

Intoxicated


They were intoxicated
People thought he was a lot of fun.

Perceived Challenge:

Overwhelm


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

Overwhelm


I am overwhelmed
Helps me to prioritize my actions and become more efficient.

Perceived Challenge:

Killed


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

Killed


They were killed
I discovered how amazing people can be in times of crisis. Even people you would never expect like neighbors offered to help out.

Perceived Challenge:

Hatred


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

Hatred


They expressed hatred
Helped me to assess my own hatred: Is it based on what is real or on what is imagined? This in turn grounded my emotions.

Perceived Challenge:

Glutton


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

Glutton


They are a Glutton
It makes me grateful for my self control.

Perceived Challenge:

Balding


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

Balding


Balding in women
Helped me to be less vain and accept myself as I am.

Perceived Challenge:

Robbed


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

Robbed


I was robbed
I realized that things are only things and it helped me to let go.

Perceived Challenge:

Quarrelsome


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

Quarrelsome


I was quarrelsome
taking time to take into consideration their reality.

Perceived Challenge:

Depressed


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

Depressed


I am depressed
I Learn to count my blessings in an effort to lift my spirits.

Perceived Challenge:

Negligent


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

Negligent


I was negligent
Their carelessness meant I hired someone to pick up after her and that benefited the person who was employed for the position. I also benefited as the cleaner also took care of my needs .

Perceived Challenge:

Nasty


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

Nasty


They were nasty
My family backed me up and it felt really great to have their support.

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:

Xenophobia


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

Xenophobia


There was an outbreak of Xenophobia
I was given a chance to reach out to people from different cultures.

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 empowered her life and went on to inspire others to do the same.

Perceived Challenge:

Vulgar


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

Vulgar


They were vulgar
I learnt not to take things so seriously and to stop taking things so personally.

Perceived Challenge:

Weird


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

Weird


They are weird
I didn't feel like I had to put on an act or be anyone other than myself around them which was liberating.

Perceived Challenge:

Confronting


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

Confronting


They are confronting
Helps people to challenge the norm and think for themselves.

Perceived Challenge:

Aggressive


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

Aggressive


Someone being aggressive to me
Learnt how to communicate more efficiently.

Perceived Challenge:

Kleptomaniac


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

Kleptomaniac


They were a kleptomaniac
It taught me not to be so quick to accuse as the person I thought it was it wasn't .