Adversity is something that we all face, but how do you react to it? Adversity comes in many different forms and has different faces. Sometimes it can be a crushing blow while other times it is something on the surface. Ultimately it’s how you react to adversity that defines your future. A while back I wrote that we all have to overcome adversity. Today I want to discuss
How You React To Adversity
It’s no secret that we all face adversity at some point in our journey, usually multiple times. Jim Rohn says, “The same winds blow on us all, the winds of disaster, the winds of opportunity, the winds of change.” Even if you try to hide and not take any chances in life, which I personally don’t think is living a good life, you’re still going to have adversity dropped in your lap. And you’re going to have to respond to it, even if your response is to do nothing and let it dominate your life. But, it’s often not easy to move past these tough situations.
Adversity can be extremely difficult to deal with. It is sometimes depressing or extremely frustrating. Other times, the adversity can be absolutely crushing. Regardless, the key is to pick up the pieces, no matter how difficult, and push forward. The adversity doesn’t define us, our reaction to it does.
If we all face adversity in our lives, then it’s our response to adversity that separates us all from each other. Some choose to wallow in the pain and frustration of adversity, believing that life is unfair. Others choose to learn whatever lesson they can, pick up the pieces, and move on. Success lies in moving forward, even when everybody else says it’s time to give up. That’s why so few people attain true success. Most people aren’t willing to fight through the really tough times.
Don’t be most people. You’re going to face tough times. Adversity will find you no matter how hard you try to avoid it. Your response to adversity will be the defining factor in your life. Choose to push past adversity and achieve. Choose success. Until next time…
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