Challenges Are What Make Life Interesting And Overcoming Them Is What Makes Life Meaningful!

Abhishek Shah
4 min readNov 23, 2020

For an entrepreneur, or for that matter anyone who aspires to make it big, life is full of challenges. There might be times when you are faced with lots of adversities and would just want to give it up. These are the times when motivational thoughts are all that you would need to propel you to put in your best.

Finding a motivating force in the face of hardships is not always possible. In these situations, inspiration needs to come from directly within. Repeating few affirmations as success Mantra can keep you motivated and inspire you to put in your best.

Here are some motivational thoughts that can work wonders for you, when the going gets tough.

“I can do anything”

The truth is that there is hardly anything which you cannot do, if you set your mind to it. You have the ability to accomplish anything provided you have complete faith in your abilities and a will to persevere.

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“There is no “Right” time”

Waiting for an opportune time to start something is just an excuse you give yourself to procrastinate things. If you have set your heart to achieve something, the right time to do start working for it is “now”.

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“Here is why I can do this”

The path to success is strewn with challenges and there may be a thousand things that could go wrong on this path. However, let these not be deterrents for you. Instead, look for reasons as to why you can accomplish any given task. Focus on your strengths and you would be filled with positivism.

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“It is never too late to start out”

Once you have made up your mind to prove a point and make it big, make sure that you don’t let things like age or qualification come in your way. You can accomplish your dreams with hard work and dedication, age notwithstanding.

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“Challenges are bound to be there”

The road to success is never easy. No matter how many challenges you overcome, there will be more waiting for you. All you need is a positive mindset to face and deal with these and there is no stopping you.

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“Everyone starts somewhere”

In order to succeed, you may have to start from the scratch and work your way up. Don’t let this deter you. If truth be told, most of the successful people worked their way up the ladder by starting from scratch.

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“Mistakes are Lessons”

In your quest to success, you are bound to make a lot of mistakes. However, instead of considering them as catastrophes, think of the past mistakes as valuable lessons which teach you something that would remain with you for life.

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“Negativity cannot deter me”

Many a times when you wallow in self-doubt, tell yourself that these negative thoughts can actually deter you from the path of success. This would help you to keep all negativity at bay and fill you up with the much needed optimism.

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“Regretting the Action is better than Regretting Inaction”

It is always better to try and fail than not try at all. After all, your mistakes would definitely give you some valuable insights. However, not trying at all means that you are actually foregoing the chance of succeeding at something.

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“Failure is not permanent”

When you face failure, don’t let this deter you from trying again. Most often, failures are stepping stone to success. When you fail, you actually learn something important that would stay with you all through your entrepreneurial life.

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So, the next time you need some motivation to keep going, speak out these thoughts aloud to yourself. This is all that you would need to prevent you from giving up.

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Abhishek Shah

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