There are times where it might seem like everything around you is crumbling down.

Nobody cares.

Everything seems to go against what you want to do.

The after-effects are genuinely remarkable. If you dig deep and look back, you might realize your threshold for pain and struggle can be surpassed. If something else were to happen, you wouldn’t be fazed by it because you now know how to overcome those obstacles.

Not only that, but it gives you an advantage!

Let’s look at a few people that have gone through some tough times

-Jk Rowling

-Stephen King

-Tyler Perry

-Oprah Winfrey

-Lionel Messi

-Michael Jordan

-Dr. Dre

The list goes on and on

If you take a look at almost every success story you, see a common factor they all had, which was some form of adversity.

-Growing up without parents or a single parent

-Growing up without money

-Experiencing hate or prejudice

-Having to work at a young age sacrificing school to be able to provide for the family

-Becoming an adult before actually being an adult

-Losing a loved one at a young age

These examples are not limited to just one person but among all across the board.

So why is it that they were able to go on and achieve amazing things.

They don’t have special powers or anything that makes them different from any of us.

The only difference is the will to fight because it was either fight or get eaten alive.

When someone hits rock bottom or goes through things in their lives, it turns on a switch. Sometimes it takes adversity for change to happen; otherwise, change might not occur.

Fear is part of nature. We experience anxiety and fear when there is uncertainty. When we don’t know what’s next or when something unexpected occurs, but fear also instills a sense of urgency. You begin to attempt things you wouldn’t have if it weren’t for the situation.

When you are fighting for your health, food, or shelter, you have two choices

1.) Give up

or

2) Fight as if there was no tomorrow

Sometimes I look at certain situations I have gone through or what I am currently going through and tell myself “it could be a whole lot worse.”

What is the one thing stopping me from achieving what I want in life

The answer is always

Me

All the b.s. that surrounds our lives is just noise. For some, it’s easy to suppress but for others, it is what we use to validate the things we do or don’t do.

Adversity, challenges, and obstacles might make it seem like it’s the end of the world. But they also help you understand yourself better. In the end, adversity can change the way you think and see the world for the better.

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