“I can choose to perceive every circumstance as an opportunity to grow and stay on my mission. And if this opportunity is also challenging, that’s even better. I have a chance to rise up–like a kite rises against the wind. If there’s no wind the kite can’t fly. Have you ever tried to fly a kite when there’s no wind at all? Have you ever tried to have a great life when there’s no challenge? If there’s no challenge for me I cannot become stronger. I cannot grow.” ~ Steve Chandler
Yeah, that’s a kite. And also it’s a semi-creepy panda. Thanks, Google Images!
This will be a quickie, because I’m doing actual work at the moment, but I think this quote is a good one. I’ve never thought of being HAPPY that there are challenges, exactly. I’ve thought a lot about accepting that challenges will occur, and that they help us grow, etc. But being happy about them? Seeing them as maybe the only reason we can succeed? Hmmm.
Who wants to be a kite sitting around on the ground? Resistance is the reason it flies. Double hmmm.
Sometimes I sing that “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” song at Tween Spirit when she’s grumping about something. Yeah, she loves me for it. But I think the kite idea is a little nicer than just thinking of challenges as tortures we must endure.
What challenges are pushing you up into panda-like heights?