Taking On Difficult Challenges — How The Successful Few Make It Seem Easy

Lukas Schwekendiek
6 min readJun 20, 2024
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In times of stress there are those that rise from challenges and see them as opportunities, and those that run from them.

This is also known as the “fight-or-flight” response and is the biggest difference between those that reach success and those that do not.

While most of us try to avoid challenges and live a life of comfort, those that end up succeeding often seek out challenges to conquer.

They do not fear challenges enough to feel they must run from them, be that due to their own self-confidence, their courage, or their obsession for success.

It does not matter why, but the successful people are those that have a reason to fight that is bigger than their reason to flee.

There is a saying that goes around in successful circles that I heard first from Grant Cardone: “If you want a better life, you have to get better problems.”

That saying alone shows that successful people want to get problems in their life.

They see every problem as an opportunity, every challenge as a path to greater success, and everything they are afraid of as a way to conquer another limit.

Successful people actually seek out difficult challenges because they know…



Lukas Schwekendiek

Life Coach, Speaker, Writer. Published on TIME, Inc & Huffington Post. Coaching available again! Email: Lukas.schwekendiek@gmail.com with the word "Coaching"