How to Handle Life Challenges: Growth is Not a Punishment

I was coaching a woman last month when she said, “I could use a break from life’s lessons.”

I get it. I know you get it too.

Sometimes it feels like the Universe is pummeling us with her lessons, and we just need a moment of reprieve. A moment to breathe. Been there!

For some of us we thought the “growth lessons” might conclude when we turned 21, 30, 40, or 50… but they keep coming.

And it’s a good thing.

There’s no finite moment in life when the need for further growth unexpectedly and permanently ends.

You may find the human journey of continuous learning, evolving and stretching a tad insufferable some days, but it’s truly not a punishment. It’s a blessing.

If life is handing you another one of her “lessons” right now… lean in and give yourself some grace. Start by acknowledging that you are growing wiser, acutely compassionate and far more fabulous because of it.

To being a “nerdy” student of life.


If you’re looking for a great guide to help you navigate life’s lessons, I’d be delighted to be your coach. Learn more about my coaching methodology.

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“AmyK is the mentor and coach I had been hoping for my entire career. Not only is she brilliant, but her direct approach coupled with her authentic compassion challenges me with every conversation. She is a living unicorn in the business & coaching world.”
– Jacquelyn Oldham, VP of Product Development & Integration, Unleashed Brands


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