Challenge, struggle, failure, adversity… It’s coming our way and when it hits it’s going to hit hard.
Yet, we were designed by our creator to not only hit back but to hit back even harder.
There’s no way we’d be here today if this wasn’t the case. Survival of the fittest.
So, why should we ever allow ourselves to shy away from adversity? Instead, why not accept it and then immediately take it head on by finding a way to use it for good?
While taking this approach might feel counterintuitive and downright uncomfortable, it’s during the times of adversity where we come to realize how strong we truly are. Where we come to realize our true capabilities.
It has been said that tough times never last but tough people always do.
One of the reasons I believe this saying to be true is because the tough times ALWAYS last.
However, it’s the tough people who not only find ways to survive during these times but thrive. Put another way, they make the tough times look like times of great opportunity and growth.
The tough times will always be there.
Become grateful for them. See them as an opportunity to become something more. There here to turn us into the type of person we need to become in order to accomplish everything that we’re capable of achieving.
The Ascent is a series where I document the experience of building YPE. It’s written from the following perspective: Advice I give to myself based on the lessons learned every day.