The Disciplined Way To Go Through Adversity

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Brian Kight

There’s a difference between a person focused on pursuing opportunity and someone focused on avoiding adversity. A big difference.

The person pursuing opportunity doesn’t experience less adversity. Ironically neither does the person avoiding it. One or the other doesn’t experience more adversity either. They both get plenty of it. The difference is in their attitudes and actions.

The person focused on pursuing opportunity looks at adversity, treats adversity, and experiences adversity differently than the person focused on avoiding adversity.

An opportunity focus looks at adversity as a required reality, treats adversity as a gift, and experiences adversity as a competitive challenge to overcome.

An avoidance focus looks at adversity as an unfair threat, treats adversity as a burden, and experiences adversity as an obstacle that can’t be overcome.

When someone with an opportunity attitude experiences adversity, they double-down on discipline and take action. When someone with an avoidance attitude experiences adversity, they double-down on comfort and avoid action.

You can see adversity as a gift or as a burden. How you choose to see adversity will determine what you do with adversity and what it does to you.

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