September 19, 2021

Mélanie Boucarut

The good challenge

You’ve probably heard this description of a good challenge: something that’s difficult enough that it stretches your capacity, but remains doable with the resources you possess.

And then we are all confronted to challenges that are way too difficult and for which we have none of the means:

the complex job where you have no support; being appointed as manager in a place where the local team doesn’t want you; taking a new job and having a newborn at the same time; the board member who distrusts you and makes your life hell…

You know exactly what I mean.

When this happens, you keep at it.  You’re not a quitter.  You relish a challenge.  You can do difficult things.

But it doesn’t get any better.

And you progressively sink into despair, defeat, hopelessness (but you keep at it, ‘cause hey, that’s who you are.  You get stuff done and you don’t back down from a challenge.)

You know that you should approach this differently; maybe work on yourself a little, try to see things differently…

But you have no clue how to do it, and it sounds like a huge amount of effort for a very uncertain result.

It doesn’t feel enticing. AT ALL.

Well I have news for you: it’s so much easier than you believe!

It takes way less effort and time (and despair and frustration) than letting your thoughts roam wild as they currently do.

It’s a method. You learn it.  It’s what I teach you in my 6-month program.  You work on it for about 15-20 minutes every day.

In the beginning, not much happens.  You get it intellectually, but you don’t really “get it” get it.

It’s like riding a bike for the first time: understanding how to balance the bike is not the same as riding the bike.  Some practice needs to take place.

You put in a little practice, and within a couple of weeks, lo and behold: your mindset starts to change.

You literally, genuinely see your situation from a different angle.  It doesn’t look the same at all, and it doesn’t feel the same at all.

You find motivation.  Excitement.  A sense of accomplishment.

But of course, since right now you don’t think you can succeed anymore, you’re finding all the arguments why this can’t possibly work for you.  Why you should try by yourself a little longer.  Why you won't follow through. Why you don’t have time. Why you need to sort a few things out first.

100% of those who succeed took a chance.  What if this was the sign you've been waiting for?

No bad horses, only untrained riders 🐴

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