In life, we take several steps forward. We have also taken several steps backwards. We also have people that want us to succeed, and others that don’t. It is a part of life and everyone will encounter this at some point in their lives.
Overcoming overwhelming odds is something else that everyone will have to deal with. We’ve been through disasters. Huge bumps in the road have caused us to take steps backwards, and change not only our outlook on life, but our lives themselves.
When I played football in high school, our coach always talked about adversity and how we handle it. Every week we had teams rooting against us, injuries, rivalries, etc. Each week he would ask us before the game how we will handle it.
He asked us if we were going to crumble under pressure. He told us that the only thing we could do, when our back was against the wall, is to come out swinging. This can absolutely be applied to any aspect in life.
What does adversity do for us? Adversity gives us an opportunity to show ourselves and everyone else what we are made of. Adversity allows us to build the confidence we need to move on. We learn so much more about ourselves. We learn what we are capable of.
Nothing worthwhile is ever easy. You have to work through it. All your blood, sweat and tears will be worthwhile. You just have to keep pushing forward. Never give up!
Next time you are up against overwhelming odds, have people rooting against you or you are struggling to push forward, ask yourself one thing. Will I crumble under pressure, or will I come out swinging and get back on track? The decision is yours! Don’t let adversity hold you back from your dreams!