Overcoming Challenges? 6 Positive Ways To Overcome Challenges In 2023


1. Welcome adversity.

Struggle builds character. Often the moments in our life we are most proud of are the ones where we overcame adversity to accomplish something worthwhile.

Do something that pushes you to your limits and beyond.

Nothing will make you feel more unstoppable than revealing to yourself that you are capable of far more than you ever imagined.

2. Build a team.

Success is a team sport. No one does it alone, so don’t try and be the first person in the world to do so.

Find friends or family to work together to drive your life forward.

Get in a mastermind group or get an accountability buddy that you check in with every single day to monitor your progress.

3. Focus on the positive.

We are all conditioned with what psychologists call “The Negativity Bias.”

Unfortunately, our brain has a natural inclination to focus on threats and dangers, even perceived ones we create.

To destroy this evolutionary construct, throughout your day focus on what is positive and right about the world around you.

Find reasons to appreciate everything around you.

4. Label your emotion.

The neuroscientist Dr. Matthew Lieberman  has shown that the simple act of labeling our emotions reduces activity in the emotional brain and increases activity in the areas of the brain associated with focus and awareness.

The next time you are stuck in an emotional pattern that isn’t serving you, label the emotion to separate yourself from the experience.

This will allow you to then consciously choose a new one.

5. Choose new stories.

We all tell ourselves stories about who we are, how the world works and what people are like. More often than not, as a result of the negativity bias at play, those stories are dis-empowering.

Even when the economy is bad, many people are still making money.

So you can choose to believe the story that the economy is bad, or you can write a new story that the world is ripe for the picking.

If we are going to tell stories, we might as well tell ones that empower us.

6. Start a journal.

Every time you find yourself stuck or facing a life challenge, write down your thoughts in a journal.

This allows you to get out of your head and separate yourself from the impact of the experience. Journaling brings the conscious brain into play while reducing the effects of the unconscious, emotional brain.

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