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A-Z Challenges & Benefits

Wisdom is Seeing Both Sides

Perceived Challenge:

Emotional


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

Emotional


I was emotional
I decided it was time for a holiday and went away with my friends.

Perceived Challenge:

Xenophobia


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

Xenophobia


There was an outbreak of Xenophobia
It made them more tolerant of culture.

Perceived Challenge:

Noisy


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

Noisy


They were noisy
I bought earplugs which helped me to sleep.

Perceived Challenge:

Lost


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

Lost


They were lost
It gave me the upper hand for the rest of the day.

Perceived Challenge:

Retrenched


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

Retrenched


They were retrenched
They saw how many people went out of their way to help them.

Perceived Challenge:

Vague


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

Vague


They are vague
Allowed me to make my own interpretations.

Perceived Challenge:

Mischievous


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

Mischievous


They were mischievous
I learnt not to be so volatile and how to be more adaptable.

Perceived Challenge:

Back-Stabber


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

Back-Stabber


They were a back-stabber
I became friends with a new group of people.

Perceived Challenge:

Ugly


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

Ugly


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

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:

Temper


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

Temper


They have a temper
I realized that I had power over them.

Perceived Challenge:

Bitter


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

Bitter


They were bitter
It made them look for assistance to deal with their bitterness which helped them to grow in all areas of their life.

Perceived Challenge:

Heart Attack


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

Heart Attack


I had a heart attack
By spending time together our relationship also improved.

Perceived Challenge:

Questioned


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

Questioned


I questioned someone
I stood up for myself.

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:

Tricked


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

Tricked


I was tricked
I learnt to have a sense of humor.

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:

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:

Addicted To Cigarettes


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

Addicted To Cigarettes


Being addicted to Cigarettes
It means I take breaks and get creative insights while I smoke.

Perceived Challenge:

Disapproving


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

Disapproving


They are disapproving of what I do
I learn to master the art of saying what people want to hear which allows me to be more adaptable to a wider variety of people with different beliefs and levels of awareness.

Perceived Challenge:

Demanding


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

Demanding


They are demanding of me
I discover that I can achieve things even though sometimes it seems like I can't.

Perceived Challenge:

Economic Crisis


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

Economic Crisis


Employer guilt over retrenchment
It will make you prioritize your purchases which will trim your fat and make you more efficient and lean. This can certainly pay you and save you in the future.

Perceived Challenge:

Overwhelm


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

Overwhelm


I am overwhelmed
There are no mistakes and I know that this too is on the way! When I ask myself what are the benefits of my perceived overwhelm, I unravel my hidden strategy which leaves me humbled and grateful for the wisdom of the universe that is guiding me in all my daily actions.

Perceived Challenge:

Racist


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

Racist


They were racist
It led me to the path I follow as a a career today - I am a pyschologist.

Perceived Challenge:

Boring


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

Boring


They were boring
I did my own thing and became more independant as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Vulgar


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

Vulgar


They were vulgar
It made me see them as a real person and not only expect them to be a one sided being.

Perceived Challenge:

Uneducated


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

Uneducated


They are uneducated
They are grateful for their job.

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:

Fat


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

Fat


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

Perceived Challenge:

Jaded


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

Jaded


They were jaded
I decided to do it anyway and took a friend with me which was more fun than doing it with my partner who was jaded about the experience.

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:

Rude


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

Rude


They were rude
It helped me to gain perspective.

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:

Lies


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

Lies


They lied
My friends supported me as a result of their lies to me.

Perceived Challenge:

Stressed


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

Stressed


I am stressed
I achieve way more when there is pressure on me.

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:

Arrogant


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

Arrogant


They were arrogant
It helped my friend to break her addiction to her boyfriend and start spending time with her friends again.

Perceived Challenge:

Egotistical


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

Egotistical


They were egotistical
He got things done and believed in himself.

Perceived Challenge:

Zits


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

Zits


Zits
Helps me to realize that beauty is not about being flawless - it is about the entire package - the way I dress and my vitality and my own belief in myself.

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:

Intoxicated


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

Intoxicated


They were intoxicated
She didn't argue with me.

Perceived Challenge:

Sick


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

Sick


Sick - off from work
The rest of the team had an opportunity to experience their work load and they became more appreciative of his contribution.

Perceived Challenge:

Tired


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

Tired


They are tired
I gave myself permission to take a day off.

Perceived Challenge:

Loss


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

Loss


I lost something
I started to back up my computer which gives me enormous peace of mind.

Perceived Challenge:

Hatred


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

Hatred


They expressed hatred
It taught me how to let go and get on with my life.

Perceived Challenge:

Fight


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

Fight


They fight with me
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:

Kleptomaniac


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

Kleptomaniac


They were a kleptomaniac
My friend helped me to figure out who had taken my stuff.

Perceived Challenge:

Hijacked


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

Hijacked


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

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:

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:

Accused Falsely


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

Accused Falsely


I falsely accused someone
I decided to look for another job and ended up being paid more and my new job is more aligned with my values.

Perceived Challenge:

Offline


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

Offline


My emails/internet were offline
It made me really appreciate technology when it works.

Perceived Challenge:

Overweight


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

Overweight


I am overweight
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:

Balding


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

Balding


Balding in women
I started going to the gym to work on my physical and I have a 6 pack for the first time in many years.

Perceived Challenge:

Negligent


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

Negligent


They were 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:

Aggressive


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

Aggressive


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

Perceived Challenge:

Angry


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

Angry


I was angry
I got to say what I really wanted to say which was a relief.

Perceived Challenge:

Jealous


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

Jealous


I was jealous
I realized that he really loved me.

Perceived Challenge:

Guilt


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

Guilt


They felt guilty towards me
She made an effort to support what I valued including not putting pressure on me to do what she wanted.

Perceived Challenge:

Divorce


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

Divorce


My Parents Divorced
I now have two mothers and two fathers who both love me and support me.

Perceived Challenge:

Killed


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

Killed


They were killed
I started thanking people in my life for being who they were.

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:

Nervous


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

Nervous


I was nervous
I drove slower.

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:

Pain


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

Pain


I am in pain
I met a lady at the hospital that I have become friends with and I’m really enjoying getting to know her.

Perceived Challenge:

Careless


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

Careless


I was careless
My friends and family supported me as a result of her being careless and I became closer to them.

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:

Terrified


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

Terrified


I was terrified
I was supported by friends and family.

Perceived Challenge:

Robbed


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

Robbed


I was robbed
I realized how strong I am and how I have a an amazing ability to focus on moving forward.

Perceived Challenge:

Critical


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

Critical


They are critical to me
They helped me to empower my life .

Perceived Challenge:

Yelling


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

Yelling


Yelling
Helps me to deal with confrontation.

Perceived Challenge:

Depressed


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

Depressed


I am depressed
I give myself time out.

Perceived Challenge:

Cancer


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

Cancer


I have Cancer
I decided to share my story and as a result I have grown my network and influence and I’m being invited to share my story regularly now which is hugely inspiring.

Perceived Challenge:

Dependent


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

Dependent


They are dependent on me
Helps me to be responsible and grow up.

Perceived Challenge:

Murdered


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

Murdered


They were murdered
We heard stories about my brother's life after he was murdered that that made us realize how many people he had influenced. We would never have heard of them had he still been alive.

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:

Addicted To Drugs


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

Addicted To Drugs


My child is addicted to drugs
I realize how innovative I can be when I want something.

Perceived Challenge:

Recession


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

Recession


Losing a job
If you or someone you love are experiencing feelings of depression or suicide know that when you take the time to see and count the blessings in your current situation that you alleviate the tensions in your mind.

Perceived Challenge:

Quarrelsome


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

Quarrelsome


I was 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:

Fire


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

Fire


A fire broke out in my space
I learnt to ask for help.

Perceived Challenge:

Nasty


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

Nasty


They were nasty
I toughened up and looking back I can see that I really needed to learn how to fight back which this person taught me how to do.

Perceived Challenge:

Embarrassed


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

Embarrassed


They embarrassed me
I spoke up and defended my position which got them to really notice me. Now we are best friends.

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:

Vain


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

Vain


They were vain
She put a lot of effort into her appearance and she looked really great. It helped me to see that when you value yourself the world values you.

Perceived Challenge:

Suicide


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

Suicide


My friend/family/loved one committed suicide
I realized that I am willing to do whatever it takes to be part of the solution.

Perceived Challenge:

Cheated


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

Cheated


They cheated me
My friends supported me.

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:

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:

Fired


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

Fired


I was fired
I had more time to do things.

Perceived Challenge:

Shuts Me Out


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

Shuts Me Out


They shut me out
It gave me time alone to think.

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.