Challenges are simply opportunities to be all we can be. They are also great lessons in survival. I have always maintained that humans who are pampered — hence unchallenged– lose their ambition and skill to survive. So, I totally concur with Mr. Ullman that challenge IS the core and mainspring of all human activity.
“Challenge is the core and the mainspring of all human activity. If there’s an ocean, we cross it; if there’s a disease, we cure it; if there’s a wrong, we right it; if there’s a record, we break it; and finally, if there’s a mountain, we climb it.”
~James Ramesy Ullman
We must be thankful for situations and circumstances that challenge and stretch us. We must see these as opportunities to discover what we are made of; to test how far we can grow.
Without growing we atrophy, and atrophy is the opposite of survival.