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The View of Adversity

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

Napoleon Hill

Life happens. There are ups and there are downs. It’s impossible to not have some down times throughout your life. It’s an inevitable reality. Those adversities, trials, tribulations, heartbreak and failures come in varying frequency. Some experience it more than others. But one thing is certain. It happens to all of us.

During these times, the question is often asked “why me?”. The pain from these moments often drives down to the negative spectrum of emotions. That’s because it harder to be positive when times are tough, to see the light when surrounded by darkness. By no means is this an easy task, life designed it to be this way to show you the beauty that these times may have in your life.

For it is in these down moments that we learn about ourselves more than at the heights of success. They strengthen intangible qualities of our character so that when success comes our way we have paid the price that is asked of life. Adversity is in the eye of the beholder. It is how we view adversity that determines our success.

It is a view of “how may I learn something of value from this?”. We learn more from our defeats more than our successes. During the storm it is a difficult question to ask. But it is an essential question that has to be asked of ourselves. For that value found may carry with it a seed of a greater equivalent that may propel us through the adversity we are facing.

It is a shift in focus from the negative emotions that lay siege to so many searching for the wrong answers when adversity strikes to a more positive nature. Your attention diverts your energy to the thing you are focusing on. That energy holds the power of wither a positive or negative nature. It is your choice how you use your energy when faced with a problem.

When you look for something of value from a situation or experience another shift occurs. It is a shift of a more positive energy to the adversity and with that a solution can be found. This usually happens in an unexpected way so you must keep your mind open for signs. When you search, you will be able to turn the tide. Turning a negative into a positive. Be persist and search for the answers. They will come to you.

When you come out of that tough time you will be stronger because of it. The one thing that you cannot do is give up. Giving up is never the answer. If needed seek out the help of others to aid you in solving the challenge. There are always others willing to lend a helping hand, words of advice or simply just a listening ear. But in the end others can’t do it for you, they may help but it is you alone that must weather the storm and come out on the other side.

Know that these times won’t last. The sun always shines after the darkest of nights. Just because things are good right now doesn’t mean that they can’t be better in the future. Find something of beauty in this storm for it will be your saving grace and will turn the tide of your life.

The Little Things Matter

Life moves at a incredibly rapid pace. Days seem to just fly by. What we often fail to recognize is that each day is a gift that can’t be taken for granted. We are surrounded by such immense beauty in our everyday lives.

So today let’s find 3 good things about our day. It doesn’t matter if they are big or small. Life is beautiful and we can always find something good in every situation. Because when we see the good in life, life will bring more good things for us to experience.

Faith In The Future

The power of prayer is a magical force. When we pray in a spirit of absolute faith we immediately use our conscious minds to deliver our message to the subconscious mind. From the subconscious our message is delivered to a higher power with a tremendous amount of energy.

You don’t have to be a religious person to experience the powerful emotion of faith. It could be faith in yourself, faith in others or faith in the dreams that you have for your life.

Once you begin to live your life as if your prayers are already answered then that faith you have will move you in the right direction to make it a reality.

True Strength

inspirational quote

Strength is measured not when things are going your way but when things are falling apart around. Life has some tough times. It’s an inevitable part of the journey. During these down times the one thing that you cannot do is give up.

You are stronger than you think. You may not be where you want to be currently or are going through some things that are undesirable to you. You have the strength to make it through. You just have to take one more step forward.

Don’t You Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

When the funds are low and the debts are high,

And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit,

Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.


Life is queer with its twists and turns,

As every one of us sometimes learns,

And many a failure turns about,

When he might have won if he stuck it out.

Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow-

You may succeed with another blow.


Often the goal is nearer than

It seems to a faint and faltering man;

Often the struggler has given up

When he might have captured the victor’s cup,

And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,

How close he was to the golden crown.


Success is failure turned inside out-

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

And you can never tell how close you are-

It may be near when it seems afar;

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit-

It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.

-John Greenleaf Whittier

When tough times have us down or when life seems hopeless, one more step is all it might take to change the tide. Whatever it may be that we are going through we must keep moving forward. We must have faith that our lives can be better than our current situations or circumstances.

“Success is failure turned inside out”. We can’t be afraid of failure because in reality failure only exists on one condition. If you quit. The other failures that you may perceive are only temporary defeats. If you keep going you will achieve success in any endeavor that you may choose.

Those down times that you have are learning experiences. The trials, tribulations, adversities, heartbreaks and defeats teach us more about life than our successes. Embrace the experiences. Find some value in these times because they will give you something to change the tide. The one thing you can’t do is quit.

It is when you are hardest hit that you mustn’t quit because at that moment if you try one more time, it could be the success you have been seeking for your life.

So don’t give up. Take one more step regardless of your pain. On the other side is a life of your dreams and if you are still breathing there still is hope for your future. I believe that you can take one more step. I believe that you can have what you desire for your life.

What impression did this poem have on you? I would love to hear your feedback on what this poem means to you.

Abundance

Abundance is a mindset that is a goldmine that never depletes is resources. That is just what abundance is. A mindset. We can either focus on what we have or what we lack. Focus is the key word. For what we focus on we manifest within the realities of our lives.

Take a few minutes and think about what you are focusing on. Are your thoughts of abundance or of lack? You may not have everything that you want in your life. That’s fine because the future always has something in store for us. It’s our attitude towards the things we do not have that determines the mindset of abundance.

  • Do you have faith in receiving the thing that you desire?
  • Are you actively working towards attaining this thing?
  • Are you expressing gratitude for this thing as if you already received it?
  • Are your thoughts positive or negative?

Answer these questions truthfully for yourself. They will provide insight on whether you have an abundant or scarcity mindset. If you have the latter mindset then know one thing. You can change that about yourself. You just need to change your thoughts.

Easier said then done right? It doesn’t have to be a rapid change overnight. But you can make a simple decision to change right now and take the first small step in the right direction. Let’s say this affirmation for ourselves.

I live in a plentiful world. Abundance is everywhere around me and inside of me. I believe that life will provide me with everything I desire and I shall live abundantly in all aspects of my life

Really FEEL the abundance as you say those words to yourself. Begin the process of slowly changing your thoughts from that of scarcity to abundance. Do it enthusiastically because your future depends on it. We live in an abundant world. It’s time for you to give and receive in this world because this world has more than enough for all.