Wednesday, May 6, 2009

How do YOU react to Adversity?

I'm writing this because I just hung up the phone on someone. You know who you are. Sometimes my mind is just tired from always trying to be the positive one. I'm still going to keep that perspective, but I just needed to get out of that conversation in a hurry.
It got me thinking about the glass is half empty versus the glass is half full mentality.
How do YOU react to adversity?

Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.
~ Charles "Tremendous" Jones ~

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or by the handle.
~ James Russell Lowell ~

There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
~ Og Mandino ~

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
~ Thomas Paine ~

If we study the lives of great men and women carefully and unemotionally we find that, invariably, greatness was developed, tested and revealed through the darker periods of their lives. One of the largest tributaries of the RIVER OF GREATNESS is always the STREAM OF ADVERSITY.
~ Cavett Robert ~

One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.
~ Merle Shain ~

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
~ Barbara De Angelis ~

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
~ Anne Bradstreet ~

Always Remember This:
It's NEVER what happens TO YOU that really matters. What is so much more important is, HOW YOU REACT.... to those events and obstacles in your path.

1 comment:

  1. Always nice to be reminded now and then, especially when things feel tough. Thank you.