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A-Z Challenges & Benefits

Wisdom is Seeing Both Sides

Perceived Challenge:

Underperforming


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

Underperforming


They are underperforming
Helps me to hold them accountable to deliver what I expect.

Perceived Challenge:

Robbed


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

Robbed


I was robbed
Insurance paid out for my car and I got a better car as a replacement.

Perceived Challenge:

Back-Stabber


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

Back-Stabber


They were a back-stabber
My friends were amazing support and I realised how much they loved me.

Perceived Challenge:

Late


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

Late


They were late
I read another chapter of my book.

Perceived Challenge:

Cancer


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

Cancer


They have cancer
As a result of my mother being diagnosed, I went to get tested and discovered I had breast cancer which we were able to treat at the early stages.

Perceived Challenge:

Death


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

Death


They died
My daughter and I overcame our challenges and became close again.

Perceived Challenge:

Quarrelsome


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

Quarrelsome


They were quarrelsome
I finally spoke up about all the things that I had wanted to say and as a result we made some changes that I am pleased with.

Perceived Challenge:

Egotistical


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

Egotistical


They were egotistical
People noticed her.

Perceived Challenge:

Lazy


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

Lazy


They were lazy
I learned to not molly-coddle and to rather allow my children the space to learn that if they do not put in the effort they themselves will experience the repercussions. It taught me to let go.

Perceived Challenge:

Disapproving


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

Disapproving


They are disapproving of what I do
I learn how to communicate in my partners values.

Perceived Challenge:

Zits


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

Zits


Zits
Makes me put more effort into how I dress and how I do my hair so that I make up for the area I don't want people to focus on.

Perceived Challenge:

Nasty


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

Nasty


They were nasty
I was supported by my work colleges and ended up becoming really good friends with one girl as a result. The blessings of that friendship way outweigh the challenge of their nastiness.

Perceived Challenge:

Offline


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

Offline


My emails/internet were offline
I managed to catch up on work.

Perceived Challenge:

Addicted To Cigarettes


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

Addicted To Cigarettes


Being addicted to Cigarettes
I reorganize my thoughts when i smoke so that by the time I come back to work I am on high priority items.

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:

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:

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:

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:

Negligent


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

Negligent


I was negligent
It allowed me the opportunity to take on accountability and gain recognition and authority as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Critical


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

Critical


They are critical to others
My friends and family support me every time they overhear them being critical.

Perceived Challenge:

Uneducated


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

Uneducated


They are uneducated
I research all the time to make up for my lack of education and I have more insights than my colleagues as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Complain


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

Complain


I complain
I feel loved and cared for when people respond.

Perceived Challenge:

Pain


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

Pain


I am in pain
I learned how to appreciate every moment, to appreciate others, to listen to my body's language and to look for answers.

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:

Aggressive


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

Aggressive


Someone being aggressive to me
It let me know that they wanted to say something important and it helped me to listen to diffuse the situation.

Perceived Challenge:

Fight


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

Fight


They fight with each other
I get to see that although they fight they also make up and that relationships are not always all support without challenge.

Perceived Challenge:

Cheated


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

Cheated


They cheated on me
I realised how amazing my staff are and how in a crisis when I am not there they are able to cover for all eventualities. That gave me huge relief.

Perceived Challenge:

Terrified


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

Terrified


I was terrified
I learnt how to calm myself afterwards. I thought I handled myself really well and I felt proud of my maturity and centeredness in the process.

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:

Judging


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

Judging


They judged me
It toughened me up which helped in other areas of my life.

Perceived Challenge:

Boring


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

Boring


They were boring
I made an effort to spend time with my other friends which built our relationship again.

Perceived Challenge:

Shuts Me Out


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

Shuts Me Out


They shut me out
Made me learn to value my time and fill it with things that I am inspired by.

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:

Rude


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

Rude


They were rude
I learnt to deal with confrontation.

Perceived Challenge:

Embarrassed


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

Embarrassed


They embarrassed me
I realized that no matter how embarrassing it is as long as you handle it with humor or dignity the way you handle it is an opportunity to impress people.

Perceived Challenge:

Vague


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

Vague


They are vague
Gave me permission to try my version and get credit for what I did that worked.

Perceived Challenge:

Confronting


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

Confronting


They are confronting
I realise how strong I am and how well I am able to communicate my point of view when they confront me.

Perceived Challenge:

Retrenched


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

Retrenched


They were retrenched
I was paid out a retrenchment package which I used to buy a new car.

Perceived Challenge:

Predictable


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

Predictable


They are predictable
They are reliable.

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:

Murdered


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

Murdered


They were murdered
It made me appreciate the legal system and the police. We realized that there are truly inspired and caring people working tirelessly to support and protect people in society. Their kindness was profound.

Perceived Challenge:

Guilt


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

Guilt


I felt guilty
I realized that everyone has some issue they are working on and no one judges us as harshly as what we judge ourselves.

Perceived Challenge:

Killed


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

Killed


They were killed
My family became closer and more supportive as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Kleptomaniac


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

Kleptomaniac


They were a kleptomaniac
I stood up to them and demanded that they return the items which they did. It taught me how to deal with confrontation.

Perceived Challenge:

Questioned


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

Questioned


I questioned someone
I thought about any additional benefits or challenges regarding this issue.

Perceived Challenge:

Ugly


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

Ugly


I am ugly
I don't have the worry about what I look like every day. It is a non entity for me.

Perceived Challenge:

Weird


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

Weird


They are weird
Gave me permission to be more myself around them.

Perceived Challenge:

Tricked


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

Tricked


I was tricked
I realized that they were not what they said and it helped me to move on.

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:

Sick


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

Sick


Sick - off from work
Their being off from work resulted in a meeting being cancelled which helped me to catch up on my work load.

Perceived Challenge:

Intoxicated


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

Intoxicated


They were intoxicated
My sister and I have become closer as a result of my brother's regular intoxication as it got us talking.

Perceived Challenge:

Yelling


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

Yelling


Yelling
Teaches me to stay calm and not react when they are yelling.

Perceived Challenge:

Jealous


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

Jealous


I was jealous
I realized that I didn't need to be number 1 in a relationship. It helped me to look for someone with a more diverse interest than just relationships.

Perceived Challenge:

Lost


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

Lost


They were lost
She admitted that I was right about the route that I had recommended and I was able to tease her about it for many months.

Perceived Challenge:

Overwhelm


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

Overwhelm


I am overwhelmed
I eat less and therefore lose the weight I have been wanting to shed. I look better as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Hatred


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

Hatred


They expressed hatred
I learnt to identify the irrational component of my thinking about this mistreatment and replace it with more rational and realistic thinking.

Perceived Challenge:

Fat


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

Fat


I am fat
I feel a lot less judgment from my friends now that I am perceived as also having some physical issue I am working through.

Perceived Challenge:

Insolvent


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

Insolvent


I became insolvent
I discovered that my friends and family still loved me no matter my situation.

Perceived Challenge:

Glutton


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

Glutton


They are a Glutton
Makes me buy really healthy food to help them manage their eating which benefits me by also therefore eating healthy food.

Perceived Challenge:

Recession


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

Recession


Losing a job
If you look you will become aware of the blessings such as increased support and love and advice from family and friends.

Perceived Challenge:

Vulgar


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

Vulgar


They were vulgar
I went outside to be away from the person and it gave me time to reflect and enjoy nature.

Perceived Challenge:

Offensive


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

Offensive


They were offensive
It got us to empower ourselves.

Perceived Challenge:

Depressed


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

Depressed


I am depressed
I receive amazing support from my partner and friends.

Perceived Challenge:

Injured


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

Injured


I was injured
I read books and watched videos and really distressed.

Perceived Challenge:

Accused Falsely


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

Accused Falsely


They were wrongfully accused
They learnt how to stand up for themselves and speak out.

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 received enormous support from friends and family.

Perceived Challenge:

Nervous


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

Nervous


I was nervous
I took more care in what I was doing.

Perceived Challenge:

Arrogant


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

Arrogant


They were arrogant
We all discussed her for hours on end which meant that everyone remembered her.

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:

Stressed


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

Stressed


I am stressed
I make time to meditate and take better care of myself.

Perceived Challenge:

Careless


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

Careless


I was careless
I realised that I really valued my relationship when my partner started to withdraw as a result of my being careless. It woke me up.

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:

Overweight


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

Overweight


I am overweight
I feel a lot less judgment from my friends now that I am perceived as also having some physical issue I am working through.

Perceived Challenge:

Insulted


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

Insulted


They insulted me
I learnt how to not take everything so personally which has helped me a lot in life.

Perceived Challenge:

Heart Attack


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

Heart Attack


I had a heart attack
They changed their lifestyle and quit smoking and drinking .

Perceived Challenge:

Emotional


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

Emotional


I was emotional
I started reading an amazing book which gave me new insights and ideas that shifted my perceptions

Perceived Challenge:

Divorce


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

Divorce


My Parents Divorced
I had more time to myself to do what I wanted.

Perceived Challenge:

Balding


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

Balding


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

Perceived Challenge:

Addicted To Drugs


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

Addicted To Drugs


My friend is addicted to drugs
Seeing my friend that way makes me grateful for my parents and how I grew up.

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:

Xenophobia


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

Xenophobia


There was an outbreak of Xenophobia
As many people who supported xenophobia there were many more who stood up for unity of cultures and in the end it reminded so many people of the importance of democracy and celebrating human diversity.

Perceived Challenge:

Economic Crisis


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

Economic Crisis


Hard times
In good times companies tend to become over-fed and overlook the decline of inefficiencies.

Perceived Challenge:

Bitter


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

Bitter


I was bitter
It really makes me realize the importance of working through your charges and having something that inspires you to work towards.

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:

Fired


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

Fired


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

Perceived Challenge:

Tired


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

Tired


They are tired
I went home early and spent time with my kids as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Temper


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

Temper


They have a temper
In arguing back I released some steam and tension.

Perceived Challenge:

Angry


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

Angry


I was angry with someone
They stood up to me and I shifted my perception of them. I had more respect for them as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Lies


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

Lies


They lied
I realized that I wasn't allowing my wife the space to be honest with me as I was over-reacting to a lot of things. It showed me that I was wiser to listen and to try to understand things from her perspective so that I made the space for communication to occur.

Perceived Challenge:

Vain


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

Vain


They were vain
She dressed really well and always had her hair done perfectly which inspired many of us to put more effort into our appearance and I know my husband noticed as he made a comment about it.

Perceived Challenge:

Demanding


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

Demanding


They are demanding of others
Their team is starting to excel in performance.