Embracing Your Challenges Actually Helps You Enhance Your Energy

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Embracing your challenges takes you places…

Embracing the challenges that come your way is a surefire path for enhancing your energy and creativity.

But, why is that?

Well, it’s really a matter of tapping into an abundant wellspring of energy and self-motivation that you have with you always.

And while it may be a natural instinct to shrink from new challenges, embracing them actually broadens your perspective and increases your energy.

As you move through your fear and resistance, you open doors for yourself. New worlds emerge.


It’s all in how you choose to respond.  If you don’t recoil from a challenge, you’ll notice how it prompts inventive and original approaches. As you engage, new potentials that you’d never imagined have the opportunity to unfold.

In fact, opening up, welcoming, and embracing your unique challenges energizes and enlivens your mind. You make new connections, and your confidence in your resourcefulness and agility grows.

You thrive and expand in the flow that evolves when you give your full attention to the moment, moving ahead rather than backing away from perceived barriers.

Proactive participation invigorates you. And who doesn’t enjoy that glow of well-being?

Embracing enhances rather than depletes…

If you measure effectiveness strictly as units of work accomplished, you may be tempted to “save” energy by cruising on autopilot. All too often, though, you pay a hidden cost when you take this shortcut.  Any time you merely go through the motions, you actually deplete your energy.

That’s because you’re not all there. Instead of a vibrant celebration of firing neurons of your brain, there are merely halfhearted stragglers operating by rote on the assembly line of habit. Your body language often cues you in. Notice when you start slumping in your seat, yawning, and fidgeting. Then you’re not embracing the moment with its challenges. And your energy flags.

Embracing challenges — a quick exercise:

When you catch yourself sliding into autopilot mode, try this stimulating exercise to enhance your energy:

  • Breathing deeply from your belly, stand tall, or sit up straight. Reach both arms out to the side, and feel them lengthen.  As you slowly relax your arms, what do you feel? Warmth, spaciousness, or something else?
  • Next, bring a current challenge to mind. Envision yourself embracing it and working on it. What ways do you feel attracted to this enterprise? What parts make you want to retreat?
  • Notice what you learn about yourself in this moment.
  • Now, where would you like to extend your learning curve? Brainstorm some options that would stretch your comfort zone in beneficial ways.
  • Create concrete, small and realistic action steps to invite new learning. If possible, start in on your initial step right away (or schedule an exact time to begin).

Compare how you feel with your state of mind before the exercise. Feeling better? How will you incorporate this into your life, starting right now?

More help embracing challenges…

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