As you get older, you will certainly encounter a few bumps along the way. encounter a few bumps along the way. While these challenges can be difficult to deal with at times, it is important to remember that the net result of these potholes of life can be a transformation. This chapter takes a look at some of the areas of loss that can ambush your self-image, as well as your charted life plans. The good news is, as you lose some skills and abilities, you can gain new ones.