In an effort to inject some positivity into my daily mindset and the online world I have created a Daily Gratitude Challenge and I am inviting everyone to participate. If you have missed my introductory post that explains the challenge and maps out the daily post schedule, visit here.
Day 6 of the Daily Gratitude Challenge is about challenges that you have overcome and are grateful for the experience. Often a topic covered during the interview process, embracing and overcoming challenge demonstrates strength of character and resilience. Whether it is a personal fear, person or situation, this is an opportunity to consider the challenges that you have conquered and are a better person for it.
Challenges I Am Grateful for Overcoming
I have been able to overcome multiple challenges of varying degrees over the years, but these three stand out as being the ones that I am most grateful for.
The fear of saying no. As a natural follower and people pleaser, the prospect of saying no has always been a very daunting concept. I’ve generally followed the crowd, preferring to find it easier to go along with what others want than go through the inevitable debacle of standing my ground, and it has always left me feeling disappointed. It took until I reached my 30’s for me to start saying no, and while it hasn’t always been a smooth ride I will stand up for myself when I need to.
Getting rid of the toxic. Whether it is a person or situation and regardless of the number of years associated with it, I have and will continue to remove the toxic from my life. Again, it took me until my 30’s to realise that life is far too short to put up with something that is causing unhappiness.
Knowing what I want and working hard for it. Following a path that had been set out for me to satisfy the expectations of others was miserable. Realising what it was that I wanted from life and what I had to do to get it was rather overwhelming, but the overall process was far easier once I had taken that first step.
What about you guys? What challenges have you faced that you are grateful for overcoming?
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 1: It’s the Little Things task, visit here.
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 2: It’s All About You task, visit here.
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 3: Moments and Memories, visit here.
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 4: The Greatest Advice I’ve Ever Received, visit here.
For the Daily Gratitude Challenge Day 5: Who Are You Most Grateful For, visit here.
Want to participate in the Daily Gratitude Challenge?
There are lots of ways in which you can participate in the Daily Gratitude Challenge:
- Write a blog post about the advice that you are most grateful for and share it in the comment section below.
- Share your posts in my daily link-ups on my Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #DailyGratitudeChallenge.
- Share your images for the topic of the day on Instagram, tag my Instagram account (@suzie81speaks) and use the hashtag #DailyGratitudeChallenge and I will share as many as I can on my Instagram stories.
- Join my Pinterest Group Board and share your Daily Gratitude posts.