Life is full of challenges.
Challenges in work, family, society, literally everywhere. If you want to follow your dream, there are many challenges in the ways. For me, just basic interactions with other people bring many challenges.
I think it’s all about what you do with these challenges. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had many challenges that kicked my ass, completely halted any and all progress I’ve made to growing myself into a mature person. Sometimes these challenges will take the wind right out of your sail.
What matters is not how you reacted, what matters is how are you going to overcome this challenge. Just the specific challenge at hand. Take everything as they come.
If you have a dream or a passion that you want to pursue but are afraid of the challenges involved, just take it slow. Start a to do list. Don’t make it a 5 year plan, make a to do list for that day, or for the next day if you are like me and procrastinate or just can’t get motivated to do anything “that” day.
Start researching about that passion, or start trying to conversate with people you see everyday.
Little steps, and rewarding yourself when those little steps are done or even in progress. Celebrate the progress and learn from the declines.