In this post I’ll be discussing the various ways in which I’ve dealt with certain challenges throughout my life. I personally believe each of us deals with challenges in unique ways and depending on the type of challenge. For instance, we likely adapt in a different fashion toward a challenging illness than we do for a challenging competition/contest. Sometimes we can utilize marks or aspirations we have set for ourselves in the same way, though, even for different types of challenges. When I was a toddler I would find certain challenging illnesses to be nearly unbearable. At that age I wasn’t going through any competitions yet. It wasn’t until I was a “middle-aged” child that I started entering competitions and contests. At that age I found finishing in fifth place or something like that to be particularly challenging. After all, I was so close to achieving victory, but ONLY so close. It took some further growing up for me to learn that these competitions were beneficial in that they allowed me to push myself farther and with more diligence. Throughout high school and college I always attempted to push myself as far as I could go in competitive occasions or contests, and that led to even more enlightenment regarding how one can handle her/himself when pressure seems to be mounting. Sometimes it’s good to “let go” of a difficult situation, and others it may be better to reconsider ways of how to continue handling the specific event.