Adversity is defined by Dictionary.com as “a condition marked by misfortune, calamity, or distress.” While no one enjoys experiencing adverse circumstances, adversity can play a significant role in personal growth and development by aiding in the generation of critical skills and knowledge. In this way, adversity can prove to be one of the greatest gifts and learning to embrace it can result in several benefits.
Many people try new ideas and when they don’t go well for them, they give up and feel like failures. Others, after trying new ideas and failing refuse to give up and continue to try and many of them succeed, and those who don’t just enjoy the experience and turn their hands to something else.
It doesn’t matter where you work, pretty much every work environment has some form of dysfunction. Often, the employers who believe they are the worst are the best and vice versa.
Any type of dysfunction comes with a cost. It prevents employees from producing their best work, it impacts morale and can cause stress and illness. What does dysfunctional behavior look like in the workplace?
There are a lot of toxic behaviors you learned or experienced as a child that have a great impact on your thinking and living today. When you become an adult and leave home you feel as though you leave the problems you experienced in your childhood behind you. Yet, often,…
You know setting boundaries are important. Everyone told you so. You read the books and had the late-night conversations with friends. But do you really believe it? This is the time you can set apart to envision what you want out of the other end.
Your personal power depends on how resilient you are. Life coaches teach that building resilience grows your personal power to cope with challenges and obstacles. Psychologists have studied the link between resilience and personal power.
Resiliency speaks to our ability to overcome the difficulties and tragedies we experience in life. In order to successfully bounce back from the difficulties, we face in life, we have to be armed with the right attitude.
When we think of adversity, we think of those situations and scenarios that pose challenges or create obstacles in our lives. As much as we would like to avoid adversity, it is a constant and ever-present force in our lives.
We have all heard it before and we have all probably uttered it a time or two in our lifetime, “Life isn’t fair. While this may be true, obsessing over this point likely won’t get you too far in life. If you want to thrive and achieve any success you…
Each time you face challenges, you have the opportunity to learn, grow, and change. Psychologists believe that when you successfully navigate a challenge, you build resilience to face another challenge later. Even failure can help build resilience if you learn from it.