We sometimes will take a challenge from someone else personally. Other times we receive it as motivation. A great teacher once simplified life’s choices by filtering them through these words: “Does this serve me?” Let go of emotion about the challenge and ask this question. Bringing neutrality to the challenge will create a reasonable assessment. Once our choices are clearly determined, we can powerfully decline or access the necessary passion to an even greater degree. Thus, accepting the challenge, we can perform optimally and produce results far beyond what we imagined possible. Challenges owned as commitments cause us to grow.