Skip main navigation

What difficulties have you faced?

In this video, watch people talk about the difficulties and setbacks they have faced, as well as what keeps them going through difficult times.

Life is full of unexpected challenges.

Some of these challenges come from external factors, such as a lost job, a family bereavement or difficult living situation. Others may be down to health concerns or a lack of confidence. Everyone faces difficulties and responds to them in different ways. Facing challenges in life and learning how to deal with them can actually have a profoundly positive effect on personal resilience.

Watch the video, think about it, and take it to the comments:

  • Are there any difficulties you heard during the video that you particularly identify with?
  • If you feel comfortable sharing, are there any difficulties you’ve faced in your life that have either held you back or taught you how to deal with a situation?
This article is from the free online

Unleash Your Potential: Sustainable Futures

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now