“Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” –Frederick Douglass
Perhaps the word “struggle” is a bit dramatic to use around making progress. I once heard someone say “Life is good. Struggle is optional.”
But there can be no doubt that good ol’ meaty challenges do and had better come up if we’re moving a dream forward. Otherwise, it’s probably residing in our mind as a fantasy vs. in reality.
Visioning, as opposed to fantasy, is actually a smart first step. But then, getting on the field and engaging in the sometimes fast, sometimes slow, step-by-step movement forward is where the dream shows up tangibly.
The old saying “Two steps forward, one step back” is often expressed with disappointment because we want full-steam ahead at all times.
Yet, that simple formula propels us at a continual 50% growth rate. There are many entities that would kill for such stats!
The key to the pace at which we move, however, may be our willingness to accept, allow, and even ASK for the challenges. “Bring it on!” might be the rallying cry as we throw ourselves on the sword of our own uplevelment.
What challenge request are you making of the Universe to cut YOU open and make YOU bigger today?
“Challenge is the pathway to engagement and progress in our lives. But not all challenges are created equal. Some challenges make us feel alive, engaged, connected, and fulfilled. Others simply overwhelm us. Knowing the difference as you set bigger and bolder challenges for yourself is critical to your sanity, success, and satisfaction.” –Brendon Burchard
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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