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A-Z Challenges & Benefits

Wisdom is Seeing Both Sides

Perceived Challenge:

Angry


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

Angry


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

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:

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:

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:

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:

Murdered


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

Murdered


They were murdered
We had unbelievable support and kindness from people all over the world.

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:

Nasty


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

Nasty


They were nasty
I stood up to them and learnt how to deal with confrontation.

Perceived Challenge:

Racist


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

Racist


They were racist
It made me realise that I value myself. I don't live my life based on outer opinions.

Perceived Challenge:

Hatred


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

Hatred


They expressed hatred
I taught myself how to dissolve my anger using the Demartini Method which has impacted many areas of my life.

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
It means I take breaks and get creative insights while I smoke.

Perceived Challenge:

Overwhelm


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

Overwhelm


I am overwhelmed
I use the Demartini Method to see the other side, how my perception of overwhelm is benefitting me and where in my life I am experiencing the opposite underwhelm.

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:

Late


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

Late


They were late
I spoke up and communicated what was important to me.

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:

Tricked


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

Tricked


I was tricked
I put more systems in place which has resulted in our streamlining some of our workflow.

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:

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:

Recession


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

Recession


Hard times
You get to start afresh but with all the business learnings from the past.

Perceived Challenge:

Guilt


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

Guilt


I felt guilty
I realized that I have a high expectation on myself and it taught me to be more flexible and easier on myself which has taken some pressure off me.

Perceived Challenge:

Heart Attack


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

Heart Attack


I had a heart attack
Realized how many people loved me .

Perceived Challenge:

Temper


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

Temper


They have a temper
I learnt to laugh and see the funnier side of the situation.

Perceived Challenge:

Embarrassed


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

Embarrassed


They embarrassed me
Gave me a great story to share around the dinner table.

Perceived Challenge:

Hangover


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

Hangover


Hangover
I learned to take better care of myself.

Perceived Challenge:

Stressed


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

Stressed


I am stressed
Helps me to stay focused.

Perceived Challenge:

Addicted To Drugs


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

Addicted To Drugs


I am addicted to drugs
I see how many people really love me regardless of who or what I am.

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:

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:

Economic Crisis


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

Economic Crisis


Insolvency
You may help former employees become more prosperous in the long run since they can now become even more daring and begin their own companies.

Perceived Challenge:

Uneducated


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

Uneducated


They are uneducated
They are eager to learn.

Perceived Challenge:

Sleep


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

Sleep


My Kids are not sleeping
I experience more of the day.

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:

Depressed


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

Depressed


I am depressed
I look at myself on a deeper level and learn to love and accept myself as I am; ensuring that I am not so hard on myself and I set unrealistic expectations.

Perceived Challenge:

Cancer


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

Cancer


They have cancer
I’ve been able to communicate how much they mean to me to them and that’s brought us closer.

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:

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:

Tired


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

Tired


They are tired
They didn't join us and I connected with my friend as a result.

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:

Weird


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

Weird


They are weird
I was more adept socially than they were so their being weird made me feel more confident in their company.

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:

Aggressive


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

Aggressive


I was aggressive to someone
They realized that they didn't want to be in the situation any further and left.

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:

Hijacked


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

Hijacked


I was hijacked
I moved to a better area and increased my standards.

Perceived Challenge:

Balding


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

Balding


Balding in women
My children really don't care what I look like, they love me anyway.

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 prepared and made sure that I had all the back up that I needed.

Perceived Challenge:

Negligent


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

Negligent


They were negligent
I realized I had unrealistic expectations and I readjusted my perceptions which dissolved tension.

Perceived Challenge:

Intoxicated


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

Intoxicated


They were intoxicated
No one noticed how much I had had to drink.

Perceived Challenge:

Death


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

Death


They died
My mother and I became closer and started to talk more.

Perceived Challenge:

Glutton


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

Glutton


They are a Glutton
They eat all the junk food before I can and that helps me to keep my weight under control.

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:

Accused Falsely


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

Accused Falsely


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

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:

Arrogant


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

Arrogant


I was arrogant
People take me seriously.

Perceived Challenge:

Ugly


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

Ugly


I am ugly
I have empowered my life in other ways - I have money and status and that gives me social power in a different form.

Perceived Challenge:

Critical


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

Critical


They are critical to others
People stand up for themselves.

Perceived Challenge:

Quarrelsome


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

Quarrelsome


They were quarrelsome
I laid down the rules in the house and as a result my children are now respecting me.

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:

Suicide


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

Suicide


My friend/family/loved one tried to commit suicide
I realised how important it is to say what you would love to say to people while they are alive and not risk living with regret.

Perceived Challenge:

Judging


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

Judging


They judged me
My self worth increased because I acknowledged the areas that I had strengths in.

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

Terrified


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

Terrified


I was terrified
I survived and was amazed at how incredible the instinct response was.

Perceived Challenge:

Fight


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

Fight


They fight with each other
I get to play the role of councilor and help them to work through their challenges which brings us all closer together.

Perceived Challenge:

Vain


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

Vain


They were vain
People noticed them and they got more attention as a result.

Perceived Challenge:

Fired


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

Fired


They were fired
I made a lot of changes that helped me to be more inspired by my life.

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:

Beaten Up


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

Beaten Up


They were beaten up by their partner
He was supported by friends and family.

Perceived Challenge:

Underperforming


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

Underperforming


They are underperforming
Helps me to become more objective and gets me to play the role of the boss.

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:

Yearned


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

Yearned


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

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:

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:

Divorce


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

Divorce


My Parents Divorced
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:

Injured


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

Injured


They were injured
They received a lot of gifts and family came from all around to visit them.

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:

Lost


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

Lost


They were lost
We ended up seeing a part of the city that I didn’t even know existed.

Perceived Challenge:

Lazy


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

Lazy


They were lazy
She was too lazy to clean up the kitchen which helped me to let go of my pedantic nature. I was really anal about cleaning and it helped me to relax a little which has taken my own pressure off myself and I now have more time to enjoy my home.

Perceived Challenge:

Overweight


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

Overweight


I am overweight
I don't have to deal with people treating me like a sex object which my other thinner friends have to deal with all the time.

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:

Offensive


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

Offensive


They were offensive
It taught me to stand up for myself.

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:

Loss


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

Loss


I lost something
I learnt not to be so attached to things.

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:

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:

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:

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:

Vague


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

Vague


They are vague
Helped me to not depend on them and discover that I can figure it out by myself.