Your Survival Skills Have a Price and Adversity is the Down Payment
It’s human nature to bemoan any type of adversity or challenge. For this reason it may sound crazy for one to embrace or even encourage adversity. The point is that adversity puts you in a very uncomfortable place sometimes financially, physically, mentally and spiritually. However, we must realize that there is a great benefit in adversity. It teaches us how to deal with the most challenging issues but it also gives us something special. Adversity gives us a permanent reminder of what we don’t like and where we don’t want to be. This intern instills in us a survival skill that allows us to be down but never out.
Adversity is the currency we pay for this survival skill. Every challenge that you have had taught you at least one valuable lesson. One of the lessons is that you may have learned how not to go down that road again. Another lesson may have been that you learned how to find your way out. In the future when you are going through an ordeal and you don’t know why or when it will end, look at every moment as a fare ticking in a taxi cab. The longer you are going through it, the more valuable lessons you will get from it. So the next time you are going through a rough spot, just whisper “keep the change”. It will be symbolism of you making an investment in your survival skills and it will also be our little inside joke. GO!!
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