7 Difficult Challenges Successful People Overcome

The impact a challenge has is completely down to the person facing it. If taken negatively a challenge can often be associated with defeat, but the most successful people will take a challenge in their stride and even manage to use it to their advantage. It is a fact of life that everyone will face challenges, no matter how powerful they may be, but how you take that challenge on is what is important. Successful people are often defined by what they have overcome, and these 7 challenges provide the perfect example of the difficulties that they will have faced.

#1 The Opinion of Others

What other people think can either have a positive influence on you, or can offer nothing but negativity. Those that are successful will inevitably have to deal with the opinion of others, but overcome this challenge by knowing when criticism is valid. With the ability to recognise when an opinion is useful, successful people know when opinions can be used to their advantage, or when they are simply a hindrance that should be completely ignored.

#2 Fear

A challenge that everyone will face, regardless of what they may have achieved, even successful people need to know how to overcome fear. Those who are successful are aware of fear, but don’t let it hold them back when taking risks, or making a decision that they do not feel comfortable making.


#3 Negativity

Negativity will be present in most areas of life, but successful people have the ability to not let it hold them back. Those that shy away in the face of a negative reaction let the challenge defeat them, but those who embrace negativity and spin it into a positive are the ones that are truly successful in life.

#4 Set-backs

You could be the most successful person in the world and you will experience set-backs. The fact that you have been set back is not the challenge, but instead the difficulty can be found in how to overcome it. The most successful people recognise that set-backs are inevitable, and see them as just another challenge that they will undoubtedly be able to overcome.

#5 Loss of control

With success comes power, but there will always be aspects that cannot be controlled. The most successful people have to overcome factors that cannot be pre-determined, and have to face situations where they have a lack of control.

#6 Rejection

In life there are bound to be times when you are told that you are not good enough, but the most successful people are able to accept this, and overcome the challenge that rejection brings. Rejection can be learnt from, and can even build up character to further success, but for this to happen a person must be able to overcome it, and learn how to capitalise on it’s advantages.

#7 Lack of Motivation

Naturally motivation wavers, and a lack of it is something that even the most successful of people will have to face. While feeling un-motivated makes even the simplest of tasks challenging, successful people are able to embrace that it is something that they will inevitable have to deal with, and are sure to not allow it to hold them back too much.