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Adversity Flip™

Turn Adversity Over to Find Something Good

23 October

I Can’t Wait For This Day To End…

Ever have one of those days – you just want it to be over?

Those kind of days it seems like a string of one bad thing after another. Almost like a dark cloud is following you around.

I used to wish those kind of days would just be over with.  C’mon tomorrow!!  But then one day I realized that was a day I would never have again.

So, I started looking at those bad days differently.  Those bad days became my classroom.  Those bad days are rich with lessons if we are simply willing to view them that way.

Maybe the lesson is to slow down.  Maybe it’s to take time to stop and appreciate all the good people and other blessings you have in your life.

I’ve often found when I’m having a bad day it’s signpost that maybe I’m focusing on myself too much. So, when you are having a bad day, change your focus and look for ways you can help someone else.  If you help someone else you have made 2 people have a better day – them and you.  That’s a day worth living!

Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below…



04 March

Make a Wish

“We get stronger when we test ourselves. Adversity can make us better. We must be challenged to improve, and adversity is the challenger.”

~ John Wooden

Are you wishing for a life free of adversity or a better life?

Try to eliminate adversity from your life & you’ll spend a lifetime trying – and won’t succeed.  Adversity will always be with us.

Actually, adversity is one of your biggest helpers…if you let it be.  Don’t try to go around adversity.  Go through it & it can help you.

The path to a better life is through adversity. 

By shifting your perspective, you can transform adversity into one of your biggest allies. Adversity can light the way improvement, learning & growth.

As Debbie Ford points out in The Dark Side of the Light Chasers:

“All negative events are blessings in disguise.”

I’ve found this to be very true in my life. The key is to look for the good within the adversity. Most times our reaction to adversity is to instantly label it as “bad” & then do everything in our power to avoid it or deny that it is even happening.

Instead, accept adversity & look at it closely. By doing so you’ll discover it can help you in significant & profound ways.

Have you found ways to remember to look for the good within adversity?