Overcoming Adversity Leads to Competence

Overcoming Adversity Leads to Competence

adversityA smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.

In moments of adversity, it’s easy to get discouraged and feel like everything is against us. However, keep goals in perspective and focus on the original motivation to begin the journey, then the adversity will seem like a minute speed bump in the road. Those tiny obstacles can make the end success that much sweeter.

“People who are never challenged by life don’t have the opportunity to learn how to overcome adversity, which enables them to develop coping strategies, identify who the important members of their social network are, and feel competent after they make it through,” according to Roxane Cohen Silver, PhD, University of California, Irvine.

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill

Every adversity, every failure every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. Napoleon Hill