Describe a time when you faced a challenge.

You should say:

  • When was it?
  • How did you overcome that hardship?
  • What did you learn from it?
  • How did you feel after that?

Sample Answer
People often face challenges in their lives. Some of them are handled well on the other hand, some issues are hard to swallow. We often tend to give up in such situations. I was in trouble when me and friends went for a trek to a place near Mussurie. It is called Nag-Tibba, and it is famous for the mesmerizing view of the upper Himalayas you get from there. We were a group of youngsters in our early 20s. We started our trek with fervor and were enjoying our hike.
The view of the sunset was enticing, but we realized we were in trouble as we were far away from our destination and it was about to get dark. This was just the tip of the iceberg, as we also forgot to carry a torch with us. Moving around in darkness was risky, and the only option we had was to camp for the night at the same spot.
We built a fire, fixed our camps, and decided that everyone would rotateally wake up for a few hours to avoid any possible danger from wild animals. Finally, the night was over, and we resumed our expedition.
There was a lot to learn from this difficulty we encountered. First, we should always be well prepared while doing something that is not part of our daily routine and never lose our vision in excitement.
I felt very lucky that nothing unfortunate happened with us, and I revamped my belief in my decision-making.
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Part 3 Follow-Up Questions

Q.1 Do people like to face challenges?

I think most people avoid stressful situations. Humans love being in their comfort zone and try to stay away from a tight-spot.
Q.2 How do you support others who are facing challenges?
When people from my family and friends are in a sticky situation, the first thing I do is to hear them out properly. If it’s something in my area of expertise , I advise them. If it’s something I am unfamiliar with, I seek advice from people who are related to that area.
Q.3 What are some challenges that people in your hometown face?
My hometown is the capital of our state. The primary issue people face here is the traffic problem during rush hours. Secondly, the number of street dogs has increased significantly over the past few years, which has created safety issues. Poorly managed waste systems contribute to the clogging of drains, and strayed animals often consume polythene along with food they find in the garbage.

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