Difficulties

Why Difficulties Are Necessary In Life?

Difficulties in life do not come to destroy you but help you to realize your hidden potential and power. Let difficulties know that you are difficult.
– A. P. J. Abdul Kalam –

Silent waters never made good sailors. Hence difficulties are always a part of our life and it’s through them we achieve our success.

If you are smashed, pulled back, struggling in life, you aren’t alone. Tell me the name of one legend of history who became successful without hardships. It was the hardships that pushed them to the heights.

Human minds tend to act differently and with more effort under difficulty.

Have you joined the swimming classes?

What does the instructor do after teaching you the movement of hands and legs in shallow waters?

They throw you in a deeper pool where you struggle and eventually learn to survive against the fear of drowning.

Think over this.

How Difficulties Keep You Ahead in Life

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The fishing companies started making huge losses. The fishing industry was in an impending crisis.

The Japanese fisherman thought a lot and finally got a really smart solution that overturned their losses and now they can get the fish with all its freshness to the country shore.

The question is, what they did?

Let me share with you a small interesting story.

Japanese people love fish very much. Most of the Japanese cuisines consist of fish. Due to overfishing, the oceans surrounding Japan doesn’t hold much fish now.

Thus, to cope up with the scarcity and feeding their people, Japenese fishermen now had to go farther in the ocean to catch fish.

The distance was bigger it took longer to bring the fish in the country. When they brought the fish it grew stale as they were kept for longer periods. Japanese people always eat fresh and thus didn’t like the stale fish.

The fishermen thought for a solution and installed the freezers on their boats. They caught the fish and freeze them at sea.

This helped a little but as the freezers allowed the boats to go farther and they stayed long into the sea.

Japanese people felt the difference between the taste of fresh and frozen fish. The excess of fish in the market slashed the price.

They had to find another solution now as the fishermen had to feed their people and also earn money. Now they thought of installing fish tanks on the boats.

They caught the fish and kept the live fishes in the tanks. The fishes moved around for some time and later stopped moving. These fishes were alive but dull.

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Usually, fishes move around a lot and have a different taste whereas non-active fish have different tastes. Because the fish did not move for days, they lost their taste of freshness.

Unfortunately, the Japanese could still taste the difference and again did not like it. They prefer a lively taste and not sludgy fish.

The fishing companies started making huge losses. The fishing industry was in an impending crisis.

The Japanese fisherman thought a lot and finally got a really smart solution that overturned their losses and now they can get the fish with all its freshness to the country shore.

The question is, what they did?

The Japanese fishing companies were still putting the fishes in the tanks. But now, they just added a small shark to each of the tanks.

Sharks thrive by eating small fishes. Thus, each shark they put in the tanks ate a few fish, and the rest of the fish arrive in a very lively state.

Why?

These fishes faced a challenge and hence were constantly on the move to save their life. Thus, they were fresh and lively as the Japanese people liked.

Fresh fish gathered a higher price and are overturned the industry from loss to profits.

The important thing here to note is that earlier the fishes were kept in tanks but not challenged and hence they became sluggish.

Now, after putting the sharks, they faced a challenge to save their lives and this is what keeps them fresh.

Conclusion

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Humans are no different and we thrive well in the presence of a challenging environment. George Bernard Shaw always said: “Satisfaction is death.” Don’t mistake it with contentment.

If we as humans are constantly in challenges and conquer them one after another, it keeps us motivated and each achievement makes you happy.

So, put a shark in your tank, accept and create challenges to go far enough, and get ahead in life.

Don’t be afraid of difficulties in life. Be happy that they are there. If there aren’t any build up your challenges, aim for higher goals, and keep yourself active enough to achieve them.

Being a life coach, I always tell to my students. Dream big. Start moving towards fulfilling them. During the journey towards success, you will learn and develop the required skills.

If you need any help we are here to help you. I am a Behavior Analyst and mindset coach. Share your story with me and I would be more than happy to help you.

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