Challenges are meant to make us stronger by stretching us; the problem is that many don’t perceive it this way. We often get so caught up in the pain and drama of it all that we miss the whole point.
When a potted plant flourishes it will outgrow its container, similarly, we too can outgrow out-dated versions of ourselves and we will need new containers to flourish in. Staying the same only causes dissatisfaction and depression because we are like nature, ever-flourishing, and changing.
The more challenges we overcome the stronger we can become; we can use them as fuel for personal growth. Naturally, sometimes we may fall back, but that’s ok so long as we get back up.