Personal Development

5 Little Tricks to Successfully Face Challenges in Life

Written by Ion Doaga

Admit it – you’ve wondered.

You are working and working and working leading forward to your major life goals, but you’re just not getting there. Also, you have less free time, fatigue is accumulating and your physical condition is like you didn’t exercise your entire life.

And you’re wondering:

Do you just need to be patient waiting for that day when happiness will come?

Or could it be possible that you’re not good enough and you should accept this as your reality?

Deep inside you know you have to keep trying.

The question is, “How?”

5_little_tricksThe hard truth about achieving happiness

Happiness is subjective by definition. Regrettably, there is no magic formula that works for everybody.

Happiness doesn’t improve with a push of a button. This isn’t a talent show where you get accepted by the jury and you become a superstar overnight.

Everybody has their own way.

Through your growing up years you learn all sorts of attitudes and beliefs about relationships, marriage, career and more. Most of these you learn from parents, friends and school.

In my experience though, that’s incomplete knowledge without your own experience and understanding.

As a beginner you must develop the ability to face your problems correctly and yet not strive for a life without problems. Your main goal is to work not for the result, but to gain experience.

This is the foundation of your future success.

No, it’s not easy, but is possible. Here are 5 ways to approach your challenges.

1. Start with WHY


Do you have to face absolutely every challenge in your way? Probably not.

Whenever you have to choose from two or more challenges, you should pay closer attention to those that you can clearly articulate why they are important to you. By “why”, I don’t mean to make money. That’s a result.

By “why” I mean what’s your cause, what’s your belief.

You should clearly understand what your dream is, what inspires you, what makes you wake up every morning and nothing will stop you facing the challenges.

2. The power of human adaptation


The power of human adaptation takes a lot of people by surprise, what leads them to question important relationships and life goals.

When you fall in love, for example, you adapt to the passion and you believe your relationship will always be like that. The hard truth is that you adapt to this romantic novel and soon it becomes a routine, though your expectations were different.

Even if nothing bad has happened in your relationship, you’ll still feel that something is wrong, which will undoubtedly weaken your relationship.

When you live with an idealized version of your goal, try to make a step back. Then you’ll see your problem from different perspective and you can easily find a solution.

3. Learn from small experiences


When you have an opportunity to work in a project with people you can learn a lot from, get involved even if you’re not offered any financial reward. This kind of experiences is so valuable, that the knowledge you’ll learn from working with professionals, no university could give you.

Setting major goals helps you move forward, but don’t underestimate the small experiences. Some of your goals are too far to be achievable and that is fine. Just be sure that you leave the door open for new opportunities.

Finally, it’s not the destination points that ultimately give you satisfaction and happiness, but the striving and experiences along the way. And among those experiences, it’s the small ones that seem to add up to have the largest impact, not a few big ones.

4. Learn from regrets


Some people are able to go through life with very few regrets, but others drown in them regularly.

Often you regret something when you chose something out of fear, expectations, obligation or complete unconsciousness about your actions. Whenever you regret doing something or not doing something, try to understand how it resonates with your highest values.

Instead of playing the “what if” or “only if” game, examine your regrets in a way that will help you grow into a more complex, wiser and ultimately happier individual.

5. Life hits everybody


There is a saying: when one door closes, another one opens. Even if all the doors are closed, there is an open window somewhere for you to squeeze through.

Whenever you are trying to achieve something, don’t expect to succeed from the first attempt. Life was not designed that way. You should get up and try again and again until something works out for you. If you let things get you down, you’ll never going to come out on top.

Even the most successful people were hit by setbacks and life problems, but they didn’t give up, they continued to fight.

If you learn how to face the challenges it might not make you wealthy or successful, but it’ll let you live a happier life.

If you want something, go get it

Life changes quickly.

It’s harder to keep up with the processes happening around us.

It becomes harder to stay faithful to your own values. It is stressful to live in a world these days in which we’re constantly bombarded by all kinds of manipulations.

And yet you must strive.

That means working hard, having the desire to face the greatest challenges and not changing your way, even if others say you’re wasting your time for nothing.

Initially you really have no skills and it’ll be tough, but slowly you’ll gain experience and knowledge and it’ll be easier.

This is the real life.

I’m in. Are you?

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About the author

Ion Doaga

Ion Doaga is a former martial athlete and now shares his wisdom and experience about physical and emotional health on Facebook. He believes that everybody is responsible of his own life and teaches the right mindset and lifestyle you need to develop to live well at his website.


  • Well written article!

    At the end of the day, there is nothing truly that we can’t overcome and there is no dream that we can’t accomplish, because history has shown that all unreachable goals and milestones that were considered to be impossible, were eventually achieved and surpassed.

    It is just about figuring out creative ways to make our dream lives a reality and to keep going even in face of adversity. Challenges are a part of life and they shouldn’t be there to discourage us, but rather to be taken as something exciting to master in our lives and to learn and grow from.

    • Very well said Martin.

      History really have shown that there are no unbroken records, and those who brake those records have put an enormous amount of work into achieving this goal.

      Good point!

  • Happiness is within you, all you have to do is look within yourself and learn from your mistakes. Share your experiences and appreciate what you have that others don’t! You just need to change your point of view towards life and happiness is just a few steps away. can help you find the real happiness!

  • The real meaning of happiness for me is being contented with what you have. But to achieve contentment is not easy. You must strive for it. As you’ve mentioned in your article. Thanks for sharing this to us. It makes a lot of sense. :)

    • Hey Sue, it is a pleasure to read comments of like minded people.

      Achieving contentment is not easy, but it’s the right way to live this life.

  • Ion, there really are a few golden nuggets in this article, which I absolutely agree with, and would like to point out:

    1st: ‘you must develop the ability to face your problems correctly and yet not strive for a life without problems. Your main goal is to work not for the result, but to gain experience’ – If we do this, we will be able to find joy in the ‘problems’ and challenges facing us, as we’ll know this is just another lesson that is here to help us grow. This is the kind of attitude that will give us inner peace and a sense of happiness.

    2nd: ‘don’t underestimate the small experiences.’ – this is something I’ve talked about in my latest article on manifestation, and in my opinion is crucial to reaching your big goals. One ‘big’ success is actually the accumulation of many small efforts or experiences.

    3rd: ‘Instead of playing the “what if” or “only if” game, examine your regrets in a way that will help you grow into a more complex, wiser and ultimately happier individual.’

    Overall, thank you for a great read!

    • The Devil is hidden in the details.

      As you say, dreaming BIG is possible when you master the small details or experiences on the path to your goal.

      I think it’s important to understand that if you achieve only 5% of your big DREAM, that’s also a success. If you go for 100%, 90% of people fail.

  • Very good points Cameron. If you don’t have a reason for what you do, you shouldn’t do it. When you will fail or will have it done, that will not make a big difference for you.

    Having a reason behind what you do causes you pain when you fail.

  • Finding the WHY is so important and listening to your heart. Sometimes I have to do a “check in” to make sure my heart is still in line with my actions and work. Sometimes we can get caught up with the habits of hard work and forget why we’re doing it. I loved this article! Thanks for sharing :)

    • Hey Tamera Lay, you made a good point by saying “my heart is still in line with my actions and work”.

      When you commit to a goal you risk to become a robotic perfectionist. You heart can remind you that doing the best you can is important, but being human is predestination.

  • “When you have an opportunity to work in a project with people you can learn a lot from, get involved even if you’re not offered any financial reward.” – This is an invaluable tip Ion.

    Keeping our focus on all the ‘good stuff’ really makes a difference…and everyone has something good to put their attention on. I like to look for the wonderful in every experience…it’s amazing how many there are in just one day. Seek and you will find is oh so true.


    • It’s interesting that when you look for wonderful in those small experiences, you realize that something very complex can be in simple easy way. That’s brilliant!

  • Finding that “WHY” is so important!

    We all have a great fuel inside of us that can be ignited if we feed ourselves with the right motives. But you need to understand what the motive is behind it, that creates that passion and excitement for you and then develop yourself around it!

    Thanks for this great post! @GrowthGuided

    • I also want to add to your comment that the fuel inside us is a limited resource and we should use it wisely. If it is ignited, it should be something worth burning.

      Thanks Kael for the input!

  • I agree with a lot of what you said Ion. If you don’t have a reason for the things that you do, they’re never going to get done.

    Also, the thing I’ve learned about regrets is that you can’t change the past by worrying about it. The only way to make amends for the past is to create a better future.

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