The Art of Challenge and Growth

Fifteen years ago I summoned my courage and answered a challenge. To do it required raising money and a heavy schedule of training. I had the companionship of two sisters during the event, but the preparation was solo for me and for them.

The story of this life changing adventure is told in the 13-minute video at the bottom of this post.

The impact of responding to this challenge echoes through my life and I still find inspiration in my ding-a-ling bell that has a permanent home hanging on my dresser.

If you’re looking for fulfillment in your life, then seek growth, whatever that means to you. You grow through pushing your edge either by initiating or responding to challenge.

Abraham Lincoln said, “If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend 6 hours sharpening my axe.” So yes, you should prepare, but remember the sharpening process. The metal edge is repeatedly scraped against something harder. The metal is challenged and the edge becomes sharper with every scrape.

Everyone needs a whetstone to push against – that’s how you grow!

My question for you is: how will you challenge yourself?

If you’re ready to grow and change your life circumstances, I can help you with that.  Send me an email, call me or PM on Facebook and I’ll gift you with a free coaching session so you can experience the power of a having partner through change.  Your own personal whetstone!

Please share your thoughts about growth and challenge in the comment section below.  You can make a difference to someone ready to get into motion.  What’s your challenge?

Here’s the link to watch:  The Ding-A-Ling Sisters

(Kudos to Embrace Your Narrative for creating this lovely video stroll down memory lane!)


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