The third and final thing which impacts the quality of our future and that is our willingness to overcome adversity. It is true that no matter how badly you want something in life, you will face challenges. I like to think of these challenges as an opportunity to examine whether I really really want whatever it is that I am after. And if I really really do want it, then I focus on getting the necessary support to overcome the adversity. When I say support it can be anything from having a call with my mentor, exercising, taking time off, reading, writing or going back to the vision I have for my life which totally inspires me!
When I need support, one person I turn to is Jim Rohn because he is doing and has done what I envision myself to be doing 15 years from now. On one of his CD’s he says when times get tough, don’t ask for it to be easier, ask for more skills. Brilliant! If we truly desire a better future for ourselves and our family, we must be willing to overcome obstacles and challenges.
I have faced and continue to face obstacles as I build my wellness business. Death, divorce, moving — all kinds of emotional turmoil and yes, even un-supportive friends and family. Do you know how many days I quit “in my head” and say to myself, “I will just go back to work for someone else”. What keeps me moving forward is that I am willing to overcome adversity by constantly improving myself, my skills. I am willing to learn, to change, and be coach-able. I invest in myself because I firmly believe the more we work on ourselves, the more success we will achieve in life. And I don’t just mean monetary success. I am talking about success in love and relationships– in living a good life, with no regrets.
How can you apply this to your life? What challenges are you currently facing? Are you willing to overcome this adversity to improve the quality of your future or that of your family? What choices are you making? What is the quality of your thinking? It is all connected. As always, I am here to support you so don’t be afraid to reach out! We are not meant to “go it alone”.