Saturday, 28 November 2015

“Does God Throw Challenges to Intelligent People, not to Ordinary People?” ―Professor M.S.Rao

“Great leaders are not born, they are developed…fired in the crucible of experience and opportunity.” ― Aristotle

God tries and tests the intelligent people more than the ordinary people because He knows that intelligent people can handle challenges effectively and come out with flying colors while the ordinary people cannot handle them.  

Most people think that they alone have challenges in their lives which is a myth. They often brood about problems without exploring solutions. The fact is that all people have problems because problems are an integral part of life. In fact, life is incomplete without problems.  

God throws more challenges to intelligent people as He knows that they can handle them successfully. Additionally, He wants to unlock their hidden potential and make them tougher. God doesn’t throw challenges to ordinary people as they cannot overcome them successfully. Hence, He provides an easy path to walk for the average and below average people so that they can lead a normal and pleasant life without many hassles.

Why God throws more challenges to intelligent people is to groom them as leaders. When intelligent people are thrown with challenges, they accept the challenges and explore alternatives to come out of them. During the course of problem-solving, they broaden their minds and visions to evolve as better leaders. Additionally, troubles convert them into tough leaders. Whenever challenges are thrown at them, they look for ideas to overcome issues. In this way, they find their way to lead and show the way for others to lead. They grow as great leaders finally.

Stephen R. Covey once remarked, “Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition – such as lifting weights – we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.”  Whenever you are thrown with challenges, don’t get upset. Accept them and explore multiple ideas to resolve them. Don’t look where you slipped but look how you slipped. Analyze the reasons and explore the options to address the challenges. It is rightly said that below average individuals talk about individuals, average individuals talk about issues and above average individuals talk about ideas. Therefore, always talk about ideas to grow as a great leader.

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” — Robert H. Schuller

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