What is the difference between a challenge and an opportunity?

I was asked recently “what is the difference between a challenge and an opportunity?”

Now you may differ with me on this but I believe that inside every challenge is a hidden opportunity. Some people call challenges problems, call them what we will, they give each of us a chance to grow as a person, the change to make a difference in this world.

For example, if I have a conflict with someone I have an opportunity for me to grow as a person by learning from what is happening and responding in a loving way.

If I have a challenge in business, machine crashes, idea bombs, prices fall, all of these give me an opportunity to turn even in mid flight and find an opportunity for success.

How do you feel about challenge and opportunity?

To me they are the seeds of success and you?

Your friend on the journey,