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A-Z Challenges & Benefits

Wisdom is Seeing Both Sides

Perceived Challenge:

Disapproving


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

Disapproving


They are disapproving of what I do
I see how strong I am despite outer opinions.

Perceived Challenge:

Quarrelsome


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

Quarrelsome


I was quarrelsome
I released some steam and tension.

Perceived Challenge:

Cancer


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

Cancer


I have Cancer
Opportunity to come to peace with needing and accepting help.

Perceived Challenge:

Boring


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

Boring


I was boring
I realised that my friends love me anyway.

Perceived Challenge:

Weird


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

Weird


They are weird
They opened me up to new opportunities.

Perceived Challenge:

Lies


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

Lies


They lied
I don't have to deal with the repercussions of them telling me the truth of their actions.

Perceived Challenge:

Embarrassed


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

Embarrassed


They embarrassed me
I was supported by the whole office.

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:

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:

Fired


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

Fired


They were fired
It give me a chance to find something that was more aligned with my values.

Perceived Challenge:

Racist


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

Racist


They were racist
It woke up a deep drive to prove them wrong and I am a leader in my industry today as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Jealous


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

Jealous


I was jealous
I learnt to stand up for myself and communicate what was acceptable to me. It helped to reestablish our communication.

Perceived Challenge:

Bitter


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

Bitter


They were bitter
He started to paint again and to be more creative as an outlet for his frustration and being creative inspires him.

Perceived Challenge:

Judging


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

Judging


They judged me
It helped me to change careers and I now earn a lot more than I would have it I stayed working for him.

Perceived Challenge:

Tricked


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

Tricked


I was tricked
I grew up and became more streetwise.

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:

Depressed


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

Depressed


I am depressed
I do the Demartini Method which shifts my perceptions and clears my head so that I can see how what I thought was challenging me is actually supporting me and I become grateful for my life as it is.

Perceived Challenge:

Insolvent


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

Insolvent


I became insolvent
I was absolved of all business debt.

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:

Late


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

Late


They were late
I learnt to not be so pedantic about my expectations.

Perceived Challenge:

Retrenched


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

Retrenched


I was retrenched
People were amazing and helped me to find temporary work where I ended up earning more .

Perceived Challenge:

Addicted To Cigarettes


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

Addicted To Cigarettes


Being addicted to Cigarettes
I make friends with other smokers at social functions and at work which helps me to have more fun.

Perceived Challenge:

Jaded


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

Jaded


They were jaded
I made an effort to show enthusiasm when they didn't and mom and I connected as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Murdered


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

Murdered


They were murdered
Made us more aware of our safety and we take better care of ourselves.

Perceived Challenge:

Injured


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

Injured


They were injured
They had time off work.

Perceived Challenge:

Lazy


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

Lazy


They were lazy
I asked another friend and as a result we became closer.

Perceived Challenge:

Death


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

Death


They died
I was allowed to spend time on my own and take off time from work.

Perceived Challenge:

Guilt


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

Guilt


They felt guilty towards me
I could get away with a lot more as a result of their feeling guilty.

Perceived Challenge:

Overwhelm


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

Overwhelm


I am overwhelmed
I have more ideas and creative insights that lead to new innovations and solutions in my business.

Perceived Challenge:

Careless


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

Careless


They were careless
It allowed me the opportunity to take on accountability and gain recognition and authority as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Uneducated


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

Uneducated


They are uneducated
My son has an open canvas upon which to paint his future unlike my daughter who feels hemmed into accounting because that is what she studied.

Perceived Challenge:

Critical


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

Critical


They are critical to others
I stand up for myself and become stronger.

Perceived Challenge:

Yearned


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

Yearned


I yearned for something
I evaluated my values and goals in relation to it and became more self aware.

Perceived Challenge:

Pain


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

Pain


I am in pain
I have learnt so much as I’ve tried to solve this by reading up solutions online.

Perceived Challenge:

Fight


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

Fight


They fight with each other
He goes and studies.

Perceived Challenge:

Aggressive


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

Aggressive


I was aggressive to someone
Learnt how to be aggressive back and how to deal with confrontation which I have always shied away from.

Perceived Challenge:

Vain


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

Vain


They were vain
They had all the latest facts about the best youth and beauty treatments.

Perceived Challenge:

Stressed


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

Stressed


I am stressed
I try to eat better to help manage my stress.

Perceived Challenge:

Negligent


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

Negligent


I was negligent
One of my staff filled in for their negligence and I recognized their value as a result. They ended up getting the promotion.

Perceived Challenge:

Xenophobia


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

Xenophobia


There was an outbreak of Xenophobia
I saw how people from different cultures reached out to me to invite me into their homes despite the danger to them.

Perceived Challenge:

Cheated


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

Cheated


They cheated me
I got closer to my partner as a result of being cheated.

Perceived Challenge:

Hangover


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

Hangover


Hangover
I learned I had more stamina than I thought I did as I dug deep to function as well as I would have without a hangover, so as to ensure my work didn't suffer.

Perceived Challenge:

Hijacked


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

Hijacked


I was hijacked
People had no expectations of me for quite a while so all the pressure was off.

Perceived Challenge:

Overweight


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

Overweight


I am overweight
People relate to me easier.

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 my life is not as bad as I thought it was.

Perceived Challenge:

Noisy


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

Noisy


They were noisy
It added to the atmosphere.

Perceived Challenge:

Underperforming


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

Underperforming


They are underperforming
Gets me involved in the school and talking to the teachers to see what I can do to assist.

Perceived Challenge:

Demanding


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

Demanding


They are demanding of others
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:

Robbed


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

Robbed


I was robbed
I took more care in the future.

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:

Dependent


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

Dependent


They are dependent on me
I get to play a mentorship role in coaching them back up into independence.

Perceived Challenge:

Shuts Me Out


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

Shuts Me Out


They shut me out
I stopped doing things for them and I started investing time in myself.

Perceived Challenge:

Tired


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

Tired


They are tired
I got to read a book in bed.

Perceived Challenge:

Offline


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

Offline


My emails/internet were offline
I realized how dependant I have become on things working and it made me think of ways to create alternatives so that I am not vulnerable down the line.

Perceived Challenge:

Vague


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

Vague


They are vague
Taught me to rely on myself. To trust myself.

Perceived Challenge:

Heart Attack


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

Heart Attack


I had a heart attack
Helped me to wake up to the value of my body and the fragility of life.

Perceived Challenge:

Egotistical


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

Egotistical


They were egotistical
He put himself ahead of others and received more as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Arrogant


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

Arrogant


They were arrogant
I decided to spend less time with them which meant I had more time for other areas of life that I had been neglecting.

Perceived Challenge:

Mischievous


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

Mischievous


They were mischievous
Teaches me to be more playful.

Perceived Challenge:

Fat


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

Fat


They are fat
Helps me to realize that beauty is not about having a perfect body but it is about the entire package - the way I dress and my vitality and my own belief in myself.

Perceived Challenge:

Questioned


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

Questioned


I was questioned over something
My friend took them on and they ended up acknowledging publically that I had done my homework on the issue which gave me enormous credibility.

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:

Confronting


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

Confronting


They are confronting
I was supported by my friends and family.

Perceived Challenge:

Balding


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

Balding


Balding in women
I save money on not buying hair products and save time on not having to style my hair.

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:

Temper


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

Temper


They have a temper
I learnt how to fight back.

Perceived Challenge:

Divorce


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

Divorce


My partner divorced me
I felt an enormous relief from all the tension and anger that I had been living with.

Perceived Challenge:

Rude


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

Rude


They were rude
It helped me to speak up and lay down my boundaries.

Perceived Challenge:

Insulted


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

Insulted


They insulted me
I discovered I can fight back.

Perceived Challenge:

Killed


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

Killed


They were killed
powerful individuals.

Perceived Challenge:

Recession


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

Recession


Employer guilt over retrenchment
Losing your job could open the pathway into a new job you really love and it can be the catalyst for going after a long sought dream.

Perceived Challenge:

Offensive


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

Offensive


They were offensive
We all joined together and supported each other when the driver was offensive to us.

Perceived Challenge:

Paranoid


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

Paranoid


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

Perceived Challenge:

Accused Falsely


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

Accused Falsely


I was accused falsely
It helped me to realize that there are always two sides to every story and I became less reactive as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Sick


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

Sick


Sick - off from work
I realised that we needed to diversify responsibilities so that we don't have everything reliant on one person.

Perceived Challenge:

Fire


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

Fire


A fire broke out in my space
I had the walls re-painted by insurance (I didn't like the color anyway).

Perceived Challenge:

Kleptomaniac


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

Kleptomaniac


They were a kleptomaniac
I realized that people do all sorts of things for different reasons.

Perceived Challenge:

Ugly


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

Ugly


They are ugly
I learn to not live my life based on outer approval.

Perceived Challenge:

Nasty


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

Nasty


They were nasty
I read a book and spent time on my own.

Perceived Challenge:

Loss


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

Loss


I lost something
I realized the importance of insurance.

Perceived Challenge:

Angry


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

Angry


I was angry with someone
Everyone took notice of me and started to respect me more.

Perceived Challenge:

Economic Crisis


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

Economic Crisis


Hard times
It can prevent your children from taking things for granted and initiate them into the realities of providing others great quality service and mastering fair exchange.

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
I am getting closer to my other son and daughter as we had a common goal to solve.

Perceived Challenge:

Complain


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

Complain


I complain
They get to be the center of attention.

Perceived Challenge:

Zits


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

Zits


Zits
Makes me less vain.

Perceived Challenge:

Predictable


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

Predictable


They are predictable
It makes it easier to communicate in their values and get what I want.

Perceived Challenge:

Beaten Up


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

Beaten Up


I was beaten up by my partner
She empowered her life and went on to inspire others to do the same.

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:

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:

Lost


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

Lost


They were lost
It resulted in our having a funny story to share with our friends that evening at dinner.

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.