~Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition, such as lifting weights, we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.~ By Steven Covey

Challenges are the stepping stones we need in oder to become successful. Every human being will be tested by life's challenges. Challenges do not go away. We cannot ignore them and thank they will pass. Challenges help us develop into mature, stable and purposeful human beings. You must be wondering how can I learn to embrace challenges that come my way. I have not learned coping skills. If this speaks to you, then I want to challenge you in this article to begin to believe in yourself. You can learn to cope with adversities and challenges at any given time.
Challenges will stimulate the mind to believe that nothing is impossible. The challenges we face are meant to sharpen your faith, keep you focus and re-align your integrity and character. Deep within we all have what it takes to embrace any challenge at any point in our life.
In our ability to confront and successfully overcome life's challenges we will become more confident for the future challenges that you will surly face. Facing challenges head on takes courage and determination. We cannot control circumstances and some situations are completely out of our hands. We can still become a champion not because of the challenge, but in the determination to respond with a positive attitude.

The world of challenges deals with two types of people. One type of people is the "victor" and the other type is the "victim". Let's take a look at the positive type of the person in regards to being a victor. The victor realizes before the challenge presents itself, that this a winner's challenge. The overcomers and winners are recognized as people that excel and continue the journey of success. They prepared their mind, they use self-help tools to boost their confidence level. They constantly are finding solutions to help their faith. Negative thoughts are not part of their pattern of thinking. Now on the other hand, the victim type broods over the adversity and continues to entertain negative thoughts. Victims pile up reasons and excuses why life is so bad to them. They cannot muster up the courage to at least try to embrace the challenge. The victim continues to go downhill as the challenges come and go.
After you read this article, think about if you are a victor or a victim. If you are a victim, it's not late to change your focus and change your mindset. I recommend to get help from a Life Coach that deals with personal growth.
Start today and look at the possibilities that life will offer you. Challenge is the road to success in Personal Development.

Author's Bio: 

Gladys is a Certified Life Coach with an emphasis on Personal Development. She is qualified to help you navigate through areas that need development.
Gladys is Certified as a Time Management Expert. Currently she is writing an E-book on Self-Esteem.