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How To Successfully Overcome Adversity

Aug 17, 2007
Unfortunately adversity is something which every single one of us has to go through at some point in our lives. It can hold us back, it can damage our motivation and it can basically feel like we are stuck in a terrible situation with no way out.

However there is a way out and there is a way to overcome adversity; you just have to understand the situation and look at it from a different perspective. Think of it as an outside situation for example. When you look at somebody else's life it is easy to see how they can change and you can spot various different ways in which they can get out of the situation that they are in. That is because you are not emotionally attached to the situation and it makes it easier to look at things from different angles.

So, in order to overcome adversity in your life you need to emotionally detach yourself from the situation in order to find a way out.

Acceptance is the Key

The more that you fight against something, the more you will lose. Adversity is something which will affect you at some point and that is something which you need to come to terms with. However, just because you have to accept it; it does not mean that you have to suffer.

Suffering is something which we choose to do whether we realise that we are making a choice or not. It is harder to choose against suffering but you can if you want to. Choose to be strong. If you need to find motivation to be strong then find it in whichever means possible. Anything that makes you stronger, surround yourself with it. Think to yourself "I cannot change this situation but I can change how I feel." By becoming a fighter and not giving up, it will help you through the adversity and you will eventually overcome it.

Try and See Adversity as a Positive Thing

As hard as it may seem, adversity can actually be a positive thing. There is a saying that every single thing happens for a reason and whatever does not kill us makes us stronger. That is certainly true for all of us and if we learn to look at adversity as a lesson instead of letting it drag us down, we can only come out of the experience stronger than before.

Think about it, if there were no challenges in life it would be a fairly boring place to be. We would not win anything and we would not feel the satisfaction that we achieve once we have come through adversity. Whether we accept it or not, adversity truly can be a positive thing and it can give us satisfaction as well as strength.

Overall you can overcome adversity and you are strong enough to do so. Whenever you hear that little voice in your head which says "I cannot do this", simply remind yourself that you can and do not give into the fear and simply give up. If you just accept the situation and get through it as well as you possibly can, you will soon find that you have overcome adversity and that you can now start living the life that you deserve to live.
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Sam Crowley is a
Motivational Speaker
who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Sam Crowley inspires audiences worldwide with his "Everyday Is Saturday" message. You can view Sam Crowley's website at
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