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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


I am underperforming
People point out that I am not living up to their expectations and it gets me to really wake up to my responsibility and take action.

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:

Vague


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

Vague


They are vague
Helped me to take responsibility for finding out the details which has impacted in many areas of my life.

Perceived Challenge:

Emotional


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

Emotional


I was emotional
They realized how many people cared about them and valued them.

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:

Tired


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

Tired


They are tired
I decided to book a holiday and admit that I needed a break.

Perceived Challenge:

Recession


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

Recession


Difficulty getting start up funding
Easy money can be the recipe for complacency and failure.

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:

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:

Fight


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

Fight


They fight with each other
I see that confrontation gets to clear the air and helps people to speak about things they may have been withholding.

Perceived Challenge:

Divorce


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

Divorce


My partner divorced me
I went out and got a job and started to empower my life and I now have my own business and I am well on my way to being financially independent.

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:

Murdered


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

Murdered


They were murdered
His family has become an even bigger part in our lives and we have a relationship now that we may never have had.

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:

Cheated


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

Cheated


They cheated 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:

Confronting


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

Confronting


They are confronting
I stop doing what I doing to please them.

Perceived Challenge:

Predictable


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

Predictable


They are predictable
I don't get stressed out worrying about what they will say.

Perceived Challenge:

Hijacked


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

Hijacked


I was hijacked
I got time off work.

Perceived Challenge:

Uneducated


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

Uneducated


They are uneducated
I don't have to pay them as much money as the rest of the team.

Perceived Challenge:

Nasty


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

Nasty


They were nasty
I went on a course to help me manage my reactions to their nastiness and it opened an entirely new avenue for me.

Perceived Challenge:

Glutton


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

Glutton


They are a Glutton
His eating so much makes me not want to eat so that I set an example and I keep my weight in check as a result.

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:

Economic Crisis


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

Economic Crisis


Can't afford the holiday
Outside challenges often unite families to figure solutions towards a common goal.

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:

Weird


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

Weird


They are weird
I felt empowered in comparison.

Perceived Challenge:

Robbed


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

Robbed


I was robbed
My friends and family were amazingly supportive.

Perceived Challenge:

Balding


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

Balding


Balding in men
I saw myself in a different light and actually like this new look.

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:

Bitter


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

Bitter


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

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:

Injured


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

Injured


They were injured
I got to really spoil them.

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:

Sick


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

Sick


Sick - off from work
They worked harder to make up for it when they returned.

Perceived Challenge:

Paranoid


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

Paranoid


I was paranoid
I didn't put myself at risk which made my wife less stressed.

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:

Vulgar


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

Vulgar


They were vulgar
People thought they were really funny and it caused a lot of laughter.

Perceived Challenge:

Heart Attack


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

Heart Attack


They had a heart attack
His family showed them how much they really valued and love him over the time that he was sick.

Perceived Challenge:

Loss


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

Loss


I lost something
I lost my photo album and it taught me to let go of things and focus forward. What is important I remember anyway.

Perceived Challenge:

Overweight


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

Overweight


They are overweight
He is much more cuddly.

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:

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:

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:

Noisy


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

Noisy


They were noisy
It taught me not to be so sensitive.

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
My friends have been a source of inspiration and we have had incredible moments of authentic connection as a result of my child being addicted to drugs.

Perceived Challenge:

Guilt


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

Guilt


I felt guilty
It made me look at why I did what I did, which in turn enabled me to work on myself and resolve a number of unresolved issues.

Perceived Challenge:

Overwhelm


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

Overwhelm


I am overwhelmed
I look like the hero in my circle as I am soldiering on with the workload.

Perceived Challenge:

Hangover


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

Hangover


Hangover
I learned the benefits of moderation.

Perceived Challenge:

Racist


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

Racist


They were racist
I realized that different people have different perceptions and it set me on a journey to raise awareness umongst different cultures of tolerance and equality.

Perceived Challenge:

Death


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

Death


They died
My mother died at age 60 and she didn't want to get old so she died relatively beautiful .

Perceived Challenge:

Complain


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

Complain


They complain
They get to see how many people care about them.

Perceived Challenge:

Quarrelsome


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

Quarrelsome


They were quarrelsome
I released some steam and tension.

Perceived Challenge:

Accused Falsely


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

Accused Falsely


I was accused falsely
I stood up for myself.

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:

Aggressive


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

Aggressive


I was aggressive to someone
I learnt how to stand up for myself which has benefited me in all areas of life particularly business where my new strength has helped me to close more deals and earn more money.

Perceived Challenge:

Arrogant


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

Arrogant


I was arrogant
People take me seriously.

Perceived Challenge:

Terrified


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

Terrified


I was terrified
I learnt to control my emotions.

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:

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:

Lost


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

Lost


I was Lost
I asked for help and had the wonderful experience of a stranger really going out of her way to help me.

Perceived Challenge:

Pain


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

Pain


I am in pain
My partner has been kinder than normal as a result of my being in pain and I really needed to know that he cared.

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:

Mischievous


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

Mischievous


They were mischievous
Teaches me to be more playful.

Perceived Challenge:

Angry


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

Angry


They were angry with me
Other people around them supported them when I was angry with them and stood up for them. As a result they felt supported and valued by the people around them.

Perceived Challenge:

Negligent


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

Negligent


I was negligent
They stopped relying on me to do things which meant they learnt that they could do it themselves and I had more time to do what was important to me.

Perceived Challenge:

Kleptomaniac


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

Kleptomaniac


They were a kleptomaniac
They were caught and it taught them to wake up and be more responsible.

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 value my own path and my own opinions of what is best for me.

Perceived Challenge:

Egotistical


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

Egotistical


They were egotistical
It taught people to push back and not allow someone to walk over them. So it helped them to empower themselves.

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:

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:

Ugly


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

Ugly


They are ugly
I don't notice what they look like which makes me realize that all my concerns are really trivial and so it helps me take pressure off myself.

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:

Back-Stabber


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

Back-Stabber


They were a back-stabber
I empowered myself and sought legal advice.

Perceived Challenge:

Questioned


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

Questioned


I was questioned over something
I stood up for myself.

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:

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:

Late


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

Late


They were late
I was supported by my friends.

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:

Nervous


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

Nervous


I was nervous
I built a team of people who could do what I didn't feel inspired to overcome because of my nerves.

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:

Boring


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

Boring


They were boring
I learnt how to entertain myself and realised I love spending time on my own with my own thoughts as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Temper


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

Temper


They have a temper
When they have a temper I see them out of control and myself as in control.

Perceived Challenge:

Stressed


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

Stressed


I am stressed
I have long baths to distress and often my husband decides that is time to give me a massage which I love.

Perceived Challenge:

Yelling


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

Yelling


Yelling
Realise that no matter what they have done or not done I love them anyway.

Perceived Challenge:

Fire


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

Fire


A fire broke out in my space
I realized the importance of insurance and backing up all your important items and it made me take action to prevent a bigger disaster next time.

Perceived Challenge:

Suicide


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

Suicide


My friend/family/loved one tried to commit suicide
My family got closer together and we spoke about our feelings which we never do.

Perceived Challenge:

Intoxicated


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

Intoxicated


They were intoxicated
My friends invite me to their house so that I don't have to be around my mom.

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:

Demanding


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

Demanding


They are demanding of me
Gets me to be more accountable.

Perceived Challenge:

Killed


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

Killed


They were killed
powerful individuals.

Perceived Challenge:

Lazy


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

Lazy


They were lazy
I stood up to them and confronted their laziness which got them back into productivity. I learnt that I had to speak up to get results.

Perceived Challenge:

Judging


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

Judging


They judged me
It taught me to grow up and stand up for myself.

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