words seem almost defeatist--what happens when our
capacity to respond to a challenge isn't well suited to
it? Aren't we then doomed to failure or misery if we
are we given a great opportunity for learning when we meet
a challenge to which we're not well prepared to
meet? As we meet new challenges, aren't we learning
to meet similar challenges in the future?
of your first few days on a job--any job. Your
co-workers who have been at the job much longer than you
did things much, much faster than you did, and it seemed
like you never would get as good as they were. After
a while, though, your capacity to meet the challenges grew
as you learned, and soon you were just as comfortable with
all the tasks as they were, and just as fast as they were.
get discouraged if life throws you a challenge that you're
ill-prepared to meet. Keep in mind that you have to
learn more about it, and when you do so you'll be able to
meet it easily. And when you reach this point, the
results will grow more and more positive.