The Dragon And The Gold
We all have challenges in our lives. While we are facing them, we often view them as big and scary, threatening our journey just like encountering a dragon.
Interestingly, most of our challenges turn into lessons once we have overcome them. Looking back, we usually find gold in the encounter of a dragon. Whether it is a new insight, a new skill you have developed in order to master the situation or simply gaining the proof that you were strong enough. You withstood it and gained confidence for any future dragon encounters.
If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.
There is a lot of truth to this slightly over-used Instagram quote. Uncomfort shapes and stimulates, triggers and strengthens, asks, and teaches which is why you will treat your challenges in this exercise as mentors!