Look Beyond the Challenges in Your Life?

Challenges Hold the Power to Your Success.

Michael Mints
6 min readFeb 22, 2022


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“Opportunities to find deeper power within yourself come when life seems most challenging.” — Joseph Campbell.

Maybe, you feel like you’ve had NO control over the circumstances in your life. This quotation from Joseph Campbell brings the question of having power in our lives into a whole new perspective.

Campbell says that you WILL have chances in life to discover the power that exists inside you when your life seems the most challenged.

He believes as I do, that the most challenging situations in life provide you with great opportunities to find your inner power, your real strength.

Too many people believe that life’s challenges remove their options rather than increase them. Campbell reminds us that these opportunities exist for you to profit from them in extraordinary ways during challenging times.

With NO challenges in your life, you would never see the new options and opportunities that struggle and hardship provide.

Campbell is reminding us to look BEYOND the challenges themselves, and find a new energy, new strength, and a newfound power in your life when you do.

When you look beyond the challenge, you find your personal power.

Regardless of how you make your way through the challenges, they WILL improve your life; you WILL learn and grow if you let them.

No one wants to go through difficult circumstances, but you can come out the other side with strength, power, and a promise to live your best life if you let those challenges work for you.

You’re Stronger Than You Think.

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.”

— Napoleon Hill.

Most of us vastly underestimate ourselves and our abilities. Whether you like it or not, life’s challenging situations force you to step out of your comfort zone and respond in ways you once thought were outside the realm of possibility.