How To Overcome Adversity: 8 Ways to Turn Disappointment Into Joy

Morning ritual

Said Haruki Murakami, “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”

We all encounter grief and loss. Even the most self efficacious. It is a part of life. Some adversity is the result of our failure to make better choices. Others are the natural courses of life

  1. We elect how we will accept defeat. Either it is an opportunity or a hindrance.
  2. Every event gently nudges us not as punishment but to move us to a better place.
  3. Pay attention to your thinking, and change it in areas where you cannot find peace. By doing so, you’ll bring more happiness into your life and to those around you. Looking for ways to turn your life around? Learn more. Go>
  4. Hard times can serve as a reminder that our relationships are a gift.
  5. Loss can remind us that life itself is a gift.
  6. See feelings of love as a guide to future relationships.
  7. What is misfortune for one is viewed as fortune to another. It is perception.
  8. Loss is a natural product of life.

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website

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