20 – Challenges are there to make us Grow



It is interesting that when one learns to motivate themselves, then people automatically assume, (because they seem always happy), that  they have no issues in life or business.


I have personally made a decision to motivate myself and keep myself inspired every day because it allows me to enjoy life and business more and I can handle the challenges that pop up and get over life’s hurdles a quicker. People sometimes get the impression I do not have challenges in life. However, the truth is the more success that one creates in life, the bigger the challenges become. And the bigger the challenge, the bigger one has to become to rise above them. Challenges are simply there to make us grow.
It would be easy if we could grow when we are nice & comfortable or when everything is going well. However that is not the reality. If we reflect on the past, the times of greatest growth are the times of the greatest personal pain, heaviest challenge, and most extreme circumstance. It is during the times of greatest uncertainty that the highest level of personal and professional growth is achieved, provided of course one keeps their emotions in check, their thoughts productive, and there is a support system in place.


A support system needs to be internal (your spiritual God support whereby you access peace during times of crisis) and external (friends and family who will give you a helping hand and good advice). If you have both of these developed, you will get through the experience and gain the greatest growth. If you have only one (most people have external but not internal support mechanisms) then your growth will be less expansive.


Whilst I do not like massive challenges, I know when they occur it is a bit like a wild ride – hold on, get the internal system working well, engage the external support system, and then keep going in hope of things turning around for the better.  This approach has always yielded me a most enlightened outlook at the conclusion and allows me to look back with peace and satisfaction, knowing I did the best I could and learnt a lot from the process.


I wish you always the best of good fortune with any challenges that come your way – be it financial, health, relationship or emotional. And if there is any way we at SOL Results can be of help to you, please do contact us.


Live with passion, purpose and always be at peace.

Stan Kontos 

Stan Kontos

As South Australia’s foremost authority on “Peak Life Performance” and “Leadership Psychology”, Stan has a passion for the development of Human Potential through the use of Rapid Change Technologies.
Stan is a prolific reader of books and material on self empowerment and has attended numerous programs around the world on personal development, management, marketing, public speaking, and wealth creation. He is a worldwide accredited NLP Trainer (Neurolinguistic Programming).

His areas of passion include:

  • Coaching: Business, Executive and Personal
  • Mentoring: Leaders, Managers and Management teams
  • Therapy for rapid improvements in stress and personal blocks
  • Leadership Development
  • Life Enhancing Seminar Programs teaching Success Strategies and Personal Empowerment

Stan is an entrepreneur with business interests in various states across Australia.

Stan focuses on continuous and never ending improvement of himself and his teams of partners and associates as well as selfless contribution to others. He is an inspiring and motivating speaker, author, coach, and entrepreneur. He desires to expand people’s lives and to expand his charitable quests.

Stan is considered to be one’s “ultimate” life and business coach.

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