What was the toughest challenge you have ever faced?

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Moses said: (Mon, Oct 27, 2014 10:50:13 PM)  
During my MBA Internship I traveled for 50 kilometers in this heavy Hectic Bangalore traffic and spent more than 4 hours only travelling in bus. The institution agreed to give up on Inventory management topic but they were not ready to share confidential information then I changed to another topic during climax of my project in which have to apply formulas with given financial statements and secured 83 percent.

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Tamanna said: (Mon, Sep 29, 2014 11:27:39 PM)  
I have faced many challenges in my life. But toughest challenge for me was to start my MBA after 5 years of my graduation. But I overcome it by my quake learning ability, concentration on study, my confidence and positive attitude.

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Ramya said: (Tue, Sep 2, 2014 01:06:47 PM)  
One of the biggest challenge that I had faced is providing 100 percent quality to my work. But yes I worked very hard to improve my quality and note down all my errors and not to make repetitive errors again and again. The only way to overcome challenges is to face them.

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Shyam Gupta said: (Sat, Jul 19, 2014 05:17:13 PM)  
When I joined the company there was a very tough situation for me. Nobody was there to help me. I dint knew any customer, dealers or sub dealers. And my ex colleague was against to me. He knew everything about us and as you know internal competition is extremely dangerous. Then I realize this situation and chalk out an strategy. That is Go to customer. Start working dedicatedly and continuously for three months. After my repeated calls and efforts started wind in my favor and slowly-slowly I started getting business and today has become established and consistent performer of company and last year awarded as star performer of the year.

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Jordan said: (Tue, Jul 8, 2014 12:05:28 AM)  
Well sir.

Given that I'm just living 23years. I would say that the greatest challenge that I have ever faced is when I need to work with someone I don't like, but we need to finish this project in time. So I need to adjust and control my emotion and just be professional and matured enough for the sake of the project. And yes. I succeeded.

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Pius said: (Wed, Jul 2, 2014 04:22:11 PM)  
I am not a senior citizen to tell a story about the Problem or how to Deal, but know to Survive from it. Simple Logic 'Hawk Eye' Once we saw our problem in outside we come to know the Solution, Don't fell down in and Chaos. And don't Expect others to Help you out. This is my Theory and I am following it. If HAWK wants FOOD need to FLY to Know where its food (SNAKE). So Come out of your Problems & Chaos, & Search for the Clue as 3rd person. Will get it.

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Anju said: (Wed, Mar 12, 2014 11:03:31 AM)  
In my current project. Last six months before, Some serious injury happened to my Team lead and she only takes care of Business Consolidation System (BCS) activity and no one else in the team knows about BCS and its configuration. I came forward and took in charge of this activity.

I handles this situation by reading existing configuration documents, took process understanding with Client and proactively interacted with client for any issues. And delivered the task before time and with no SLA's. That was the toughest time I had where in fixed duration I need to deliver the task with Zero Delinquency. My Positive approach/ Confidence in myself/ enthusiasm to do help me alot.

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Hassan said: (Tue, Mar 11, 2014 01:43:11 PM)  
The most difficult challenge I faced was scoring 90+ marks in General Science at HSLC (X-standard). It was the most difficult challenge to me because of the teacher of this subject challenged me in class that I would never ever be able to score more than 60 marks, I instantly stood up and replied him back that if my answer at the examination doesn't satisfied me for scoring 90+, I will tore up the answer script and will not give the whole exam. After that challenge I started hard labor and study and after answering at the examination it satisfied me.

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Usmania Bajaj said: (Sat, Mar 8, 2014 11:52:29 AM)  
Being a medical student, I failed to clear the Medical entrance exams. So, to look for an alternative was the toughest decision and finally I decided to go for B. Pharma and looking forward to grow in this field.

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Abya said: (Fri, Mar 7, 2014 02:42:25 PM)  
Sir, every new work was the toughest challenge for me, so its very difficult to recognize that which was the toughest challenge for me in my career. Though that was the toughest challenge for me but I gained lots of knowledge from this.

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Priya Rani said: (Wed, Feb 26, 2014 04:19:43 PM)  
I have faced many challenges in life. But the toughest challenge I have faced was during my 10+2 standard. In first attempt I was failed. In next attempt I passed 10+2 with 58% marks only. I took it as a challenge and cleared B-Tech in 1st division.

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Timesh Kb said: (Tue, Jan 21, 2014 02:16:40 PM)  
Toughest challenge is to facing the faculty member with curved smile when they give the exam papers which I have done badly. Anyhow a simple curve makes everything straight (smile). Smile is the best weapon to handle critical situation.

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Arun said: (Mon, Dec 30, 2013 04:22:56 PM)  
Life is a challenging one, I had lot of challenges in my life both personal and professional. But I overcome that with my positive approach.

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Diya said: (Mon, Dec 30, 2013 12:23:51 PM)  
Life itself is a challenge. Each day we come across different problems, resolves it & learn from mistakes. The challenge which I faced recently is to crack the po exam in the first shot itself, which results on bringing me here.

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B.Sony said: (Sun, Dec 29, 2013 03:44:21 PM)  
Ya I have faced the toughest challenge in my B-Tech 1st year sem-1 that is I got remedial in ET (electrical technology) which I like most than other subjects. But I would try to take a toughest challenge as a good opportunity to proof my grip on that subject.

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Puneet said: (Tue, Dec 17, 2013 12:14:49 PM)  
I had faced many challenges in my life. But I remember a case where I was filing income tax return with our auditors. It was the last day of filing the return (30th September). Our 3 companies balance sheet were yet to be finalized at the beginning of the day. And our team did recommended job and well finished on time. We filed the returns at last minute and we celebrate that moment.

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Madan said: (Sat, Nov 30, 2013 08:14:40 AM)  
I have faced many challenges in my personal life. But most toughest challenge I have faced was during my X th standard. Because of my hard work and good % my parents believed and supported me in every moment since then.

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Mrinalinisharma said: (Wed, Oct 9, 2013 01:30:55 AM)  
Challenges are the only cause which are there to accelerate our potential and efficiency. For me life itself is a challenge, they are like regular unit tests which has to be faced by everyone. But the one who faces it with courage and true dedication is the one who overcomes it. And eventually he or she is the ultimate winner.

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Rahees Parakkal(Bsb) said: (Fri, Oct 4, 2013 11:20:40 PM)  
I have faced many challenges in my life. But most toughest challenge I have faced was to complete my MBA project work within 45 days. I have to collect the details, type the content and prepare a complete project within within this course of time was very toughest job. But with my hard work, dedication and guidance of faculties I come accross the challenge.

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Khan said: (Fri, Sep 20, 2013 08:02:37 PM)  
I have faced lot of challenges in my organisation like customers being rude, irritated to us. I have faced the challenge by being polite the Customer, Apologies for the inconvenience, being calm etc. Overall It has given me a good experience how to interact with annoyed customers. The only way to overcome challenges is to face them.

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Sumathi said: (Tue, Aug 27, 2013 03:41:53 PM)  
Yes I had faced many challenges in my life. But I challenged myself to solve that. And I take is as a opportunity to learn skills and new things. In my thought challenge is the most important thing in each and every one life.

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Shrey Mathuria said: (Sat, Aug 24, 2013 06:47:38 PM)  
I think till now the toughest challenge I have ever faced was to qualify in final round for Table-Tennis. Yes seriously, actually from the day I joined the company and allocated to CLO product core team I had faced many challenges but my team never made it toughest for me so I was lucky in that case. But getting qualify in the final round in Table-Tennis in my company is like dream to me now. :).

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Pranshu said: (Sat, Aug 24, 2013 03:13:36 AM)  
I got admission in DAV Model School, Durgapur after I completed my secondary exams from local school. In durgapur, I felt unprepared. For the first time, I was at a total unknown place with no family or friends. I had to manage my tutions myself. Gradually, I accustomed to the surrounding and endured well.

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Rajesh said: (Sat, Aug 17, 2013 04:09:59 PM)  
Actually I have different challenges in different company. But I don't feel any challenge is so tough to achieve. By doing rightly basic things I had overcome that challenges. And it taught me so much, and make me stronger. And if you ask me particularly the sales challenge in my life then yes the main challenge I faced and will remain is how I helped my distributor to achieved good ROI month on month.

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Siddarth said: (Sun, Aug 11, 2013 01:18:32 PM)  
I have faced many challenges in my life but I didn't feel any of it as tough to achieve. It is our way of seeing things. I think that everything is possible so if I put some efforts to solve a problem it can be fixed very easily. This way I always try to work out my problems in a positive way and with a cool attitude.

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Sijo V Sunny said: (Thu, Aug 1, 2013 07:19:33 PM)  
Sir, the toughest challenge in my life is my education. Now I'm studying in engineering 4th year 7th semester, now I have 15 arrears and 3 months time for the exam. How I can pass my arrears and 6 regular papers in next exam. I'm trying very much at the exam time but I can't clear my arrears. Please help me.

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Vinay Jadhav said: (Sun, Jul 28, 2013 09:01:35 PM)  
Challenges are part and parcel of life. The challenge comes to us because we are capable of resolving that in a right way and in a positive attitude. I like to overcome it with smile on my face.

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Sat said: (Mon, Mar 25, 2013 10:07:23 AM)  
Well, When I was a captain of Tamil Nadu state team last year, I was affected with chicken pox. But I had to play the rounds since that was an important tournament for our team and I don't want to let my team mates down. I played the whole tournament and I was an unbeaten player in that prestigious event. At last we were able to succeed with a creditable 4th place in the tourney. So that was one of the greatest challenges that I have ever faced.

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Jay said: (Mon, Mar 11, 2013 02:18:26 PM)  
Sir, My journey of life is full of challenge. I have faced many problem and had done many mistake in my personal and professional life, but in every problem, I had challenged myself to solve that, and after solving that I had always learned from my mistake, Which increases my experience always not to do such mistake again and it also keeps me ready to face another challenge.

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Lamoura said: (Fri, Mar 8, 2013 10:51:46 PM)  
I have faced many tough challenges in my life, specially personal life. The most important thing I came out with and learned is (be strong) and be sure that this specific situation has a period a full stop it will end anyway. It's the only reason makes me wake up with a smile on my face everyday no matter what.

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Harshal said: (Fri, Feb 15, 2013 10:01:35 AM)  
In my personal life and professional life I have faced many situation. And among of them the toughest situation is take decision about my HSC because I am from middle class and my father can't spend much more money but my cousin brother want that I should pursue my education in Rajkot where fees was about 60 thousand in 2008.

But at last by blessing of god and my good percentage in 10th I got admission in Rajkot without fees.

That time I understand value of money and if I am not get admission in Rajkot therefor may be I am not here.

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Swapna said: (Fri, Jan 4, 2013 04:36:57 PM)  
In my B-Tech first year I did not understand the subjects, because up to 12th standard I did my education in Telugu medium. My hard work and willingness to possess me to improving communication writing & speaking skills. Now I completed my B-Tech with 75%. Result is am sitting in front of you sir.

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Hari Krishnan said: (Tue, Nov 20, 2012 04:07:48 PM)  
It's always a great challenge for anyone to put yourself in your customer's shoes. The intensity of the challenge varies according to your own classification. I would love to put that on a positive side and that's where I enjoy every challenge.

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Vennelaa said: (Wed, Oct 31, 2012 12:03:58 PM)  
Every day is a challenge for me I have the capability to face them that's why they came to me.

After every challenge I have some confidence that I will able to face them or at least I can able to solve to some extent.

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Soumya said: (Thu, Oct 11, 2012 03:34:40 PM)  
Sir every day is a challenge. The challenge comes to us is only because we are capable of resolving that in the right way and in positive attitude.

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Susen said: (Sun, Oct 7, 2012 10:09:08 PM)  
Everyday is a new day full of challenges. We cannot categories which one will be the toughest one. Whatever it is we have to overcome it with our positive attitude and sensing the problem in the right way.

One difficult situation which I faced during my career was.

I was working as Admin executive for a furniture dealing company. One day customer called us and told the defect in the furniture issued to them and wanting us to replace it. On that fine day our sales manager was on leave and we could not sort out the bill prior to that customer. With the help of my senior we located the proper document and made proper arrangement for a fine transit of the furniture to the customer.

Till date it is a situation which I learnt how to handle the customer.

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Anjali said: (Wed, Sep 26, 2012 09:27:55 AM)  
I have faced so many challenges in my personal & professional life, but I can not categorise them in tough, tougher or toughest. I am the elder in my family being a girl from a middle class, traditional, & conservative family its a challenge for me to complete my post graduation & get a job as soon as possible. My parents were forcing me for marriage. But now I am working in a MNC as a quality officer. My two younger sisters are married. In both professional and personal life I have faced these challenges very positively. The result is I am here in front of you. Now I have learn that life itself is a challenge. I enjoy the challenges, so enjoy the life.

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Nitesh Kadam said: (Mon, Sep 17, 2012 10:52:45 PM)  
As a fresher i've never beared professional challenges. Challenges are part of the life. I've solved many challenges positively beared in my personal life. Everyday is new & comes with new challenges. I don't categorize challenges as tough & toughest. The important thing is how we deal with it.

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Arafat Bahdellah said: (Mon, Sep 10, 2012 03:24:12 PM)  
I had my Boss with Choleric personality type, he wasn't seem to be fair to employees, as I was Human Resources and Administrative Officer; it was my responsibility to train employees so as they can understand my boss and for some times it was my responsibility as my boss to treat well employees so as to avoid complains at my department, I was to do this so as to insure good relation between the middle management and employees!

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Lakshmi said: (Fri, Aug 31, 2012 01:28:02 PM)  
As per Indian tradition in some homes girls are restricted (some what) to do what they want. Same happened me too. So I don't know how to mingle with different mentalities of people. As the time passes the day arrived when I have to leave my home and go for another place for higher education. That time my world is only my parents, my home and my friends. But when I enter into outer world I face so many problems with people around me. It was the toughest challenge I have ever faced.

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Soma said: (Mon, Aug 20, 2012 12:37:48 PM)  
Firstly, Thank u for ur question. I like challenges and to overcome it with a smile on my face.. challenges make us tough..So let the tough challenge know I am tougher..

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Sriharsha said: (Sat, Aug 11, 2012 09:21:11 PM)  
Ya of-course everybody will have their own challenges me too have but I have never put the back step instead I killed those with my positive attitude and self confidence.

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Chithiraivel said: (Wed, Aug 8, 2012 04:39:17 PM)  
As I am an English medium student, during my college days, I was expected much by others and the hope upon me is somewhat more compared to other students. Though if I failed to get good marks, I used to face lot of criticism. Hence I have had undergone some hardships think it was the greatest challenge that I have ever faced.

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Jai said: (Fri, Jul 20, 2012 12:07:51 PM)  
Life is full of challenge and without challenge it is boring. I have faced many technical and non-technical challenges in my professional life and some of them really tough but I cracked them with my right attitude and technical and interpersonal skills and this helps me to raise my self-confidence.

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Sunil said: (Mon, Jul 2, 2012 11:46:29 AM)  
Recently I have faced one interview, Interviewr asked me the same question what are challanges you are facing?

Reality is I could not answerd well, I am saying them my daily routine task and small issue which not be consider as a chalanges.

And after going through all answer of this forum Now I am able to give them well answer but now opportunity has gone and It givne me great learning to next interview.

And I am sure I can answer well.

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Sanjana said: (Mon, Jun 25, 2012 11:31:12 PM)  
I never face any kind of tough challenge in my life, yes I do faced many challenges which I overcome with my ability and go getter attitude, but I never find them difficult which I couldnt able to overcome. Challenges are the part of life, it depeds on the person how we deal with it.

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Madhuri said: (Wed, Jun 6, 2012 12:53:27 PM)  
Every day has a new beginning and brings new challenges, so we can't be able to judge which challenge is the toughest. Cause tomorrow challenge might be tougher than today. Hence, face the challenges with positive attitude to crack it.

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Sakthi said: (Sat, May 5, 2012 02:49:43 PM)  
As I am a Tamil medium student coming from village its very challenging to me to be a good communicator in English. But now I improved so much.

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Prachi Gala said: (Fri, Apr 27, 2012 01:00:31 PM)  
Challenges are challenges. They cannot be categorized into tough tougher or toughest. So yes I have faced many challenges in my life. Which I have definitely overcome due to positive attitude. Proof is I am sitting here right in front of you :).

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Raju said: (Tue, Apr 17, 2012 02:21:44 PM)  
In my personal life, finished my BE is a most toughest challenge. Because I belongs to middle class family. When I was joined Engineering college from 1st year to final year financial wise I faced lot of problems even though I much more concentrate on my studies and completed with 80%. Now am an B. E holder.

What was my toughest challenge for me as an profession, When I was working for my company as a web developer, we have to finish the website and launched the site within 2 days. Already I did my job. But unfortunately in deadline client change the functionality in my part. So my team-lead told me, change the function and finish the task today only client give total payment. In last day I put my full effort and finished the task as per client wish. I just think this is my toughest task.

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