Adversity can be devastating..If you let it! Adversity can help you find your way…If you believe in underlined gold nuggets! Adversity can educate us in so many ways…If you see the positive side of the obstacle!
I guess the big question we all have to answer in this vortex we call adversity is, “How do we overcome adversity and move closer toward our goals, dreams, and aspirations?”.
That question can send you down many different roads it’s completely mind boggling to say the least. For me the answer was a book I read. You see, I faced an adversity of a calibre that I never thought even existed, it ripped me from the inside out, from top to bottom. Four years of trial and error, refinement, education, and money were spent on a program that was going to make a difference in so many lives. When the time came to share it with the world, there was not one single sale. Not one single purchase.
Depending on what post or web page you read, they say that Edison failed from 1000 to over 10,000 times before he created a lasting version of the incandescent light bulb. This single example can be found in almost every personal development book in the world today. Now if you are reading this and thinking the same thing I used to think,
“another person using the same old stuff that everyone and their brother uses”.
Well you are right and you’re wrong!
Edison’s quote on quote “Failures” were simply stepping stones to success, that in the end as you are fully aware illuminated the world. The flip side of this is what we personally experienced.
Before I go any further, there are two roads that you will take from this point forward. one road is the road of disbelief and the second road is the road of connection. What do we mean by these two roads?
Well if you have never given so much time, energy, effort, money, and sacrifice to something that you have believed was your almighty mission, the reason you were put on this planet and had it’s first sign turn out to be a complete “Failure” then you will simply just disagree with what we are relaying here. If you have had this experience, this WOO (Window of opportunity moment) then you will simply connect with what we are relaying through these words on. There are usually a few places that we tend to turn when we are looking to overcome an adversity.
- This is a really common place most people look to overcome adversity, prayer! We seem to believe that god is at our beck and call, that he is something of our cosmic bell boy that will run to us when we call. Why is it that most only seem to pray to the almighty when we need something and not to just say hi?
- We might turn to that book that shared some valuable and life altering information. Where is that book now? Has it met the same fate as most books, the fate that goes from self help to Shelf Help? We tend to read something that we feel will change our thoughts and beliefs only to loose that pump if you will and retreat back into our single most destructive zone…Our comfort zone.
- Those personal development CD’s or DVD’s that promised you a life altering experience and life changing information.
These are all really good places to look to overcome whatever adversities might come your way but they’re only good places to go if you re willing to act, if you re willing to take action on what you have learnt.
There are key elements when we gather information that most people start implementing but never really complete it. If they did, let’s just say that there would be many more people living the life they dream of instead of the life they have.
Please allow us to share four important principals that will help you develop and harness the power of to overcome adversity.[list type=”arrow teal”] [li] You need to believe in yourself and your dream: This key secret is used almost in all books, cd’s, keynotes, and seminars because it is the biggest part of the adversity connection equation. This internal street light will help you move forward or stop you quicker than any exterior obstacle.
[/li] [li] Understand that you are going to hit walls that seem insurmountable. You will need to dig deep, start to climb, and never look down until you are over the wall.
[/li] [li] Have an action plan. An action plan can be one of your greatest assets.
[/li] [li] Start today and don’t delay. Starting toward your dreams today will make for a better tomorrow.
If you take these four action steps and apply them today, you will see a better tomorrow. Remember that the first step is belief. You are still going to have days where your belief may waiver, when that happens make sure your internal “Little Conversation” ends with you believing in yourself and what you are truly capable of.