Admit it, we all face some sort of challenges in life, whether it’s a temporary failure in business, or loss of a job, or a current relationship that’s leading to divorce.

As humans, we often tend to take action best when we think things are certain and to ensure that it works, we plan every detail of the process. But at some point, life may deal us a huge, disappointing blow.

What we thought something would be is not what we get.

So when that happens, how do you respond in the best way to keep things in good order? How do you move on without sabotaging yourself or the ones around you?

Well, I’m about to lay that out for you in 5 simple, smart steps.  Starting with…

1. Learn how to embrace uncertainty

Most of the time we’re not afraid of what’s going to happen tomorrow, we’re afraid that what happens tomorrow might be so painful that we won’t have the heart to survive it.

That thought can keep us compelled from taking great action toward the future. Not the uncertainty itself.

The solution? Let go of the picture of what you thought it would be like, and learn to find joy in the story you’re actually living. In a real sense, learn how to embrace uncertainty.

Because here’s the truth, life won’t go as planned and it probably shouldn’t but the best is not in that, the best is in how you choose to embrace and respond to uncertain things.

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2. Use this golden principle to fight challenges

To fight challenges, I suggest you adapt to this golden principle: All coins have two sides.

This simply means that everything in life has positive or negative outcomes and that you won’t always get the same outcome every time you flip a coin.

Some days we will experience wins while some will be hectic and full of challenges but during the challenges, focus on being the best version of yourself.

Fix whatever you can fix and let go of what’s out of your control.

3. Don’t take it personally

Most people can easily become self-depressed in the midst of challenges because most of the time they simply keep it to themselves, thinking they can fight it alone. This can create all manner of problems when they discover they can’t get through it alone.

Don’t be one of them.

When you face challenges, learn how to share with someone you trust and do not forsake good counsel.

You don’t have to go through it alone, and a problem shared is a problem halved.

4. Be solution driven

This means that each time you face challenges or any problems, this is the time you should start thinking about the solution to such challenges or problems.

Don’t be filled with the negativity the problems bring, but ask yourself instead how can I solve this?

When you figure it out, don’t waste time; take immediate action to solve such problems.

5. Keep moving forward

The final thing you need to do is to keep moving forward no matter what the problem is.

Do not stay stuck, do not slow down because when you slow down these challenges will eventually bring in new ones.

Moving forward could be reading a positive book to learn more about the problem and how to solve it; it could be taking necessary action in finding a mentor and just doing everything you can to keep taking that step forward.

Understand that the problem at hand is not something new; other people have experienced it and won over such a situation and the fact that they did means you can also overcome.

So get up and get yourself fighting.

We’d love to hear from you as to what steps you’ve taken when faced with challenges?

Maybe you have some methods that could help the rest of us, so please leave a comment and let us know…how have you moved forward?


Cephas Tope is the author of The Road Map to Your Extraordinary Life. He writes at, where he shares self improvement and business tips. you can join his free newsletter to learn how to make unshakeable progress and how to create extraordinary super life.

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