Life is challenge. Every single day life punches you in the face, repeatedly. That's what is so great about it!

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Life is challenge. Every single day life punches you in the face, repeatedly. That's what is so great about it!

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To say life is challenging or that life is just a series of challenges is true enough but also an understatement. More truly, life is challenge.

But don't just be "prepared for" life to challenge you.

No, not just "prepared for"...

...but also excited for!

Happy for!

Thankful for!

Grateful for!

Looking forward to!

Life is challenging every single day for every single person, and that's what is so great about it.

Everyday life punches me in the face, just like my best friends when we are boxing, which I love to do not DESPITE it being challenging but BECAUSE it is challenging.

It's the same reason I hit the weights so hard in the gym, or set grand expensive goals that hurt me to accomplish. It's the same reason I learn new dances or take a new martial arts class.

I love challenge! I love being challenged! If life wasn't so very challenging, I'd rather be dead.

When I get punched in the face, whether literally by my best friends, or figuratively by life itself, I smile. I sincerely smile my most sincere of smiles, and the most sincere of smiles is a bloody smile.

Life is challenge, and inner peace meaning true happiness (or the lack thereof) is how one relates to being challenged (e.g. punched in the face by life).

When that happens to me, I say "thank you, life". I say, "good hit". I say, "let's go another round".

I say, "Give me your best because that's the only way I can give you mine."



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I will sign up to this link and I won't let this opportunity pass me by. I can't wait to get started.
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I'm surprised I'm just finding out about this topic. I like it very much!
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Haha! I wish I could be this optimistic when things like life happens. But it's true, challenges are what keeps us going!
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Life is really challenging. Through the difficulties we pass through each day, it gets harder for us. But these challenges are the things that motivate us and keep us moving. Nothing in life comes easy.
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Life is a challenge, each day, every day. We are faced with numerous challenges every day, these challenges though painful at present, build tremendous strength within us.
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I will join the program to become more prepared to face life's challenges. I like it.
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The perspective sees life's challenges as integral to its greatness, portraying adversity as a dynamic force that shapes and strengthens. The metaphor of life repeatedly punching in the face implies a relentless series of trials, yet it celebrates this struggle as a source of growth and resilience. It reframes difficulties as opportunities for learning and transformation, emphasizing the inherent toughness required to navigate the unpredictable journey. This viewpoint aligns with the idea that overcoming challenges brings a profound sense of accomplishment, making each day a canvas for personal development and the discovery of one's capacity to endure and thrive amid life's punches.
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Honestly, in the face of challenges, it's not easy to say "thank you, life" or "good hit," at least not in my case.

Perhaps I'm not positive enough, but instead of "thank you," I question why it's happening with me and not others.

However, after I overcame a particular challenge, it gradually dawned on me why things had to happen the way they did. And when that reason became stark clear, I realized why I had to go through those trying times and why the challenge chose me and not someone else.

Maybe 'grateful' is too strong a word, but I admit that life would have been much different in a way the present me wouldn't be proud of had I not gone through those challenges.
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While challenges can be tough, they also provide opportunities for growth, learning, and resilience. I find a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction in overcoming challenges.
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Always survival is the best whne life is a challenge tp many people. Also stay positive.
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I agree that life is challenging. Having a painful, chronic disease, I have to get up every morning and say to myself that I am going to conquer more today than I did yesterday. Sometimes I do, and sometimes I break down in tears from frustration, but at least I tried.
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Yes, that is indeed the beauty of life. A life without adversity would be no fun. It is great and makes life fun.
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Wow, your take on life's challenges is like a breath of fresh air! It's like you've turned the whole concept of struggle on its head and made it something to not just tackle, but to genuinely relish. Your enthusiasm for taking life's punches, both in the ring and out, and coming back for more is seriously motivating. It makes me want to look at my own hurdles and say, 'Bring it on.' Thanks for sharing this pumped-up perspective; it's a real game-changer!
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Wow! Love life because it is challenging! That's such a great way of looking at and experiencing life.
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