It doesn't matter who you are, how old you are, male or female or your political views at some point in time you have come up against adversity. But what you do with this makes the difference between success and failure.
"The difference between successful people and average people is that successful people make a conscious choice to spend their time attacking the problem."
We always have a choice. What choice will you make next time you are faced with adversity?
You can look around at your friends, co-workers or family and pick out which ones have faced adversity and overcome it and which ones let it take over their life. If you want positive rewards you have to make the choice to let the past be the past and move forward with the future no matter what situation you are facing.
This week focus on moving forward one positive step at a time.
Chris Novak, in the book conquering adversity suggests you do six simple things to overcome adversity.
Take inventory of what you have lost and what you have left. Don't get into the mind set that you have lost it all.
Don't focus on the why, focus on what you are going to do to move forward.
Believe that the people the around you can help and don't be afraid to ask them for help when you need it.
Don't stop, move forward.
Take people with you on your journey forward.
Find time to celebrate in order to restore your sense of hope and positive energy.