Let’s be clear, setbacks are frustrating but challenges seen as opportunities give us benefits.
In the first instance, challenges seen as opportunities take us to a mindset more attuned to success than one limited by negativity, concerns about delays and failure. We are almost inclined to look for problems after we have embraced the idea of seeing such things as sources of learning and growth.
Additionally, we can focus on bringing solutions into being when ‘challenges seen as opportunities’ becomes our default way of handling the unexpected issues. In these moments we have the possibility to unlock our creativity and express our originality.
On the contrary, ploughing on with the same thinking that was applied before a challenge cropped up may, at best, produce the same setback.
Many other perspectives are equally worthy of investigation. However, whilst appreciating the testing nature of difficulties, it is precisely this characteristic that has pushed us to explore the idea of challenges seen as opportunities today.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.
As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.
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