by Jake Thompson

The Fire Refines

Our perspective toward challenges determine if we'll find a way t...
The Fire Refines

What if the biggest challenges you faced actually forced you to become better, actually helping you in the long run?

One of the hardest moments of my professional journey was in 2014.

I'd financially invested big by attending two large CrossFit events in back-to-back months, only to watch them flop and me walk away wondering how I was going to pay back the debt.

I remember the drive home after one of those events being one of the mentally hardest & loneliest I've had. I was in trouble.

But I wasn't going to let that be the end of my story.

Those two failures ended up forcing me to change my strategy and "start over." I spent most of the next year going to small, local events on the weekend. I invested more heavily into online marketing. I changed up how I approached business and stopped looking for a "tipping point" and started looking at how to build the business today.

That failure ended up being the best thing that happened to me because it forced me to get better.

So that's how I look at my challenges in life.

It doesn't make them easier. I don't enjoy going through them. But my perspective has shifted into looking at them as "woah is me" to "let's see what it takes."

How are you looking at your challenge?

As something to cower in front of? Or something to rise up and conquer?

Your perspective influences everything. So what if this current trial is actually the one that forces you to grow into the person you were meant to be?

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