Thursday, April 16, 2009

Adversity helps !

Ever thought about:
  • It seems your life is only dependent on your circumstances?
  • Does life happen to you?
  • Do you live life or does life lives you?

Let's look at the life of a sailor that has to sail his boat to the port.
No matter what direction of the wind, a professional sailor is able to direct his boat to his destination, the port.

Even with adverse wind he manages to do so by a technique called

Tacking = zigzagging upwind

The only problem with sailing is when

There is no wind at all !

It's just like in our lives. When we don't encounter resistance, disagreement or disappointment, we will not be able to grow in life and we will not reach our destination.

A healthy, right sized, quantity of resistances in our life, help us to see the obstacles in our lives that prohibit us from development or growth.

How to lead your life boat through the storms.....................? It's just 'tacking' and the 'right teammate' that does it !

So let's hope our circumstances in life keep moving.

So let's hope our circumstances in life keep moving.
Moving stairs at the fair This helps us to make our necessary steps in life.

Moving stairs at the fairIt's just like climbing the "moving stairs" at the fair.

The circumstances (stairs) go up and down, and you have to make progress by making steps !

Now in a close relation, keep in mind to let the wind blow between the two of you, simply to make it possible for the both of you to zigzag to your common port.

Let's conclude with some wise "overcoming adversity" quotes .....

Inspirational "Overcoming Adversity" Quotes

  • Myla Kabat-Zinn
    Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.
  • Norman Vincent Peale
    Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
  • Napoleon Hill
    Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
  • Og Mandino
    Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
  • James Buckham
    Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.

So overcoming adversity is a life challenge and adversity helps !

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