Tag: Adversity

Adversity Quotes

Adversity Quotes

Adversity introduces a man to himself.  – Author Unknown

If you are running from adversity, you better get a good pair of running shoes because you will be running for the rest of your life. – The Catalyst

Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not. – Henry Fielding

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. – Horace

If you encounter difficulty, don’t change your decision to go, just change the direction to get there. – Author Unknown

Sometimes adversity is what you need to be successful. – Author Unknown

The bigger the adversity, the bigger the victory. – Author Unknown

Don’t get discouraged, everyone who got where he is, started where he was. – Author Unknown

Adversity causes some men to break, other men to break records.  – William A. Ward

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them. – Washington Irving

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.  – Albert Einstein

Success is not to be measured by what you have reached but by what obstacles you had to overcome.  – Booker T Washington

What really matters is what happens in us, not to us. – Author Unknown

I have never known anyone to achieve anything without overcoming adversity.  – LouHoltz

The more difficult the victory, the more happiness in winning.  – Pele’

Success is difficult, it requires enormous effort. Those who can work through the struggle becomes successful.  – Jackie Joyner

Something constructive comes from every defeat.  – Tom Landry

You can’t let problems lick you b/c they will always be there.  – George Allen

Problems are the price of success.  – Branch Rickey

In times of adversity, you don’t have an obstacle to deal with, you have a choice to make. – Author Unknown

The biggest struggles are from within. – Author Unknown

Adversity is another way to measure the greatness in people. – Lou Holtz

The difficulties and struggles of today are the price we must pay for the success and victory of tomorrow. – Author Unknown

Adversity is the ruler of the weak, but an instrument of the wise. – Author Unknown

Success in anything is always a bumpy, uphill road that leads to heights of greatness. – Author Unknown

The road to success is always under construction. You’ll encounter potholes, detours,and delays. But you must keep your eye on the goal & keep moving forward. – Ed Temple

Fear keeps a lot of people from setting goals. Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain. – Author Unknown

Fear is interest paid on a debt you may not owe. – Author Unknown

FEAR- False Evidence Appearing Real. – Author Unknown

Don’t cross bridges until you get to them. We spend our lives defeating ourselves crossing bridges we never get to. – Bob Bates

Unless you try to do something beyond what you already mastered, you will never grow. – Ronald Osborn

Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take our eyes off your goal. – Henry Ford

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley

If you have flies in the soup, it must be that you like them there. – Author Unknown

What you allow is what will continue! – Author Unknown

Don’t let life happen to you, make life happen FOR you. – Author Unknown

So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains And we never even know we have the key. – Eagles (Already Gone)

Problems are like obstacles.  There is always a way over, around, under, through them, or you could just turn around and pursue some other destination. – Author Unknown

Get Comfortable with Discomfort

Get Comfortable with Discomfort

We all think we want a life of leisure, but it doesn’t end well if we are successful in that.  Although it sounds bad, a life of discomfort will set you up for success, health, and joy. Even though it sounds good, a life of leisure will lead to failure, disease, and disappointment. You might think a weekend of sitting on the couch, eating your favorite pleasure foods, drinking your favorite beverages, and watching your favorite football teams or movies would be wonderful. It is, on occasion, and in moderation. If your life defaults to this mode, you will end up fat, diseased, and incapable of doing things that require even a little physical or mental strength. No one is handing out trophies or getting paid for you doing the easy things in life.

Adversity is the ruler of the weak, but an instrument of the wise!

The difficult I do today, the impossible might take a little longer!

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him!

If you want to experience achievement, success, and enjoyment in your life, you will need to embrace discomfort. The definition of success in it’s simplest form is overcoming an obstacle. Until I wrote this post I never understood mountain climbers or rock wall enthusiasts. I had always thought it was such a waste of time and effort. However, what they are really doing is getting that dopamine rush we all get by accomplishing something difficult. Perhaps you know someone at work who is like the rock climber, who seeks out the hardest projects. You can bet that this person enjoys their work a lot more and gets paid a lot more than the one who is putting just as much effort into getting out of work.

You are not getting out of this life alive, you know. And, you are not going to avoid a lot of adversity along the way either. If you are running from adversity, you better get a good pair of running shoes because you will be running for the rest of your life. So, welcome the obstacles that come into your life as a chance to achieve, a chance for a rush of dopamine, a chance to gain instead of lose.

Fitness and weight loss is another great application for this life lesson. You simply cannot lose weight and get in better shape without a lot of discomfort. You can choose to stay comfortably where you are or experience some discomfort in a better direction. Our stomachs growl and we seek to immediately quiet them down with whatever is available. Instead of letting that slight discomfort be satisfied, enjoy it for a while. Think of it as pleasurable to burn a few fatty deposits for a little while. Don’t just think of it as discomfort. You will not be able to eat the most comforting of foods either. Gain a lasting trophy of fitness, attractiveness, and health through healthy eating rather than the short term reward of delicious junk food and it’s lasting trophies of weight gain and disease.

While you are busy taking the hard way, the road less travelled, don’t forget to rest on occasion.  I am a firm believer in “all things in moderation”, and sometimes we need a day of downtime.  Just be sure your habit is one of enterprise, not laziness.

Don’t believe that you can’t buy happiness. Buy it with discomfort, not money! Happiness comes from success which comes from overcoming obstacles, and that will be uncomfortable.  So, get uncomfortable, motivate yourself for adversity, and succeed today!