Rising From Adversity
People see the success but nothing that goes behind the scenes of making the climb to the top. It’s easy to talk about being successful or about how bad you want it but when push comes to shove it’s what you are willing to DO. Action is the antidote to success. All this hoopla garbage about take this magical pill and it will make your dreams come true is nonsense. It’s unfortunate how people today settle. They settle so easily before they hit success. The worst thing to ever live with is knowing you quit. Giving up on yourself is nothing more devastating. Success is an inside out situation. Bouncing back from one failure to the next and growing through each experience. “The moment I used my adversity to my advantage, my career exploded.”-Eminem
Powering through adversity has the capability to truly transform your life if you use it as fuel. If you see successful people, you’ll notice a lot of them faced tremendous hardship but refused to quit. They did not let a devastating moment define them. They used whatever hardship in their life to become out as a better individual. You can let adversity rip you apart or come out as a stronger individual. The problem in our society today, unfortunately, is that too many people have lost hope. Look at all the number of people who are depressed and committing suicide. It’s terrible! The number of kids abusing drugs has skyrocketed! Without hope you have nothing. You need to have faith and hope in yourself.
I’ve failed plenty of times in my life yet I use everyone as a learning experience. Don’t let failure stop you from picking yourself up and trying again. Most people aren’t brave enough to take the first step. It doesn’t matter what someone thinks of you. Keep going!
From the different experiences I’ve had, I know that you learn a lot about yourself when you deal with adversity. As Socrates said, “Know Thyself.” You have to know who are you as an individual. Once you figure out who you are you will know where to go. Theirs’s too many people today willing to give out free advice. If you allow yourself to be consumed with what everyone else is saying and telling you what to do, then you’ll never have freedom. Just because you failed once doesn’t make you a failure or that you should stop.
If you want success search out people who have what you want! I can’t stress this one enough. If you want to be the best in whatever area you are going into find the top, then reverse engineer how that individual did it. See the steps and actions that person took for how they got to where they are. You can learn a lot through others. Study everything about how that individual got to where they are. Ask them out to lunch. Why would you listen to an individual who does not have the life that you want?? You surely do not want their results. So stop listening to all the opinions of other people.