Challenge can be a difficult thing for many of us, whether it's personal challenge or professional challenge. However, we all know that challenge happens. It's thrust upon us, it happens to us, and we make it happen. Given its inevitability, it's probably best to accept change and rise to the challenge, even embrace it. When we are willing to adapt, challenges become our friend. Challenges become our opportunities. Contrary to what most of us believe, challenges bring lots of benefits to us: 1) Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze us, they're supposed to help us discover who we are. 2) Challenges inspire innovation. They force us to look at things from different perspectives. 3) Challenges motivate us to come out of lethargy 4) Challenges help us to persevere when we face hardship So, when challenges come into your way, don't get inactive! Don't get intimidated! Accept the challenge and courageously embrace the opportunity/benefits of it. Challenge yourself everyday, because a great challenge will force you to be a better leader.