Enduring Adversity

When something bad happens in your life, how do you react? Do you approach the process of overcoming adversity as a learning opportunity, or do you let it throw you off your game?

Whether it’s an accident, the loss of a loved one, or something else, adversity strikes all of us. However, the response to adversity differs from person to person. Some people are able to thrive when times get tough, while others struggle to keep it all together.

Let’s face it…there is nothing enjoyable about adversity. It creeps up on you at the worst time and tries to mess up your day. For some, it negatively affects every area of their lives.

Adversity can feel like an uphill battle, especially when you’re not getting a break from it. However, successful people have found a way to navigate their way around roadblocks that would stop others in their tracks.

As a result, successful people are able to bounce back faster when adversity strikes. There is a purpose behind every adverse event that you experience in life. However, it’s up to you to look for the silver lining.

Even the greatest of challenges can be used to your advantage. I can speak from experience, having struggled with a kind of adversity I could never imagine. I unexpectedly faced federal charges and going to prison. I could have chosen to wallow in misery and self-pity but instead chose to re-invent myself and begin a new career, becoming even more successful than ever.