Overcoming An Injury A time I had to overcome adversity in my life was when I became injured during the middle of cheer tryouts. At the time I was very passionate about competitive cheer, and my goal was to make the junior five team. When I got to tryouts everyone was tumbling, stunting and doing the dance routine. My adrenaline was pumping as I went to warm up my tumbling and throw a roundoff, back handspring, layout. I was determined to accomplish this for tryouts and impress my coach, but I was still very nervous. As I was running into the roundoff back handspring, I knew something was bound to go wrong. The next thing I knew I was in the middle of the air and suddenly landed on my knees, with my ankle twisted under me. My face got bright
Misfortune can take the form of numerous things. It could be financial problems, a death of a close family member, or a natural disaster. How a person reacts to these trials and tribulations is what builds character. Woody Guthrie responded to his own misfortunes with confidence and a determination to keep moving forward. Even though he was penniless and treated poorly by the local Californians, he kept moving forward and became successful. Psalms 23:4 says, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me” (ESV, Psalms 23:4) This verse demonstrates how determination and trusting God were essential in the survival of the Okies. The Okies did not give up. Even though they were treated unfairly and lost much to the dust storm, they did not lose faith. By looking at what the Okies went through, there is a valuable spiritual lesson to learned. Facing a natural disaster can be a part of life but having faith in God’s plans is
Debashish Mridha, an American physician, philosopher, poet, and author said, “Whatever happens in life happens to make you stronger. So fear not, accept it as a gift from the universe. Use the event to capture the essence of this journey we call life.” People get stronger from the journey not by reaching their destination. People should see that sometimes the journey is the best and most learning part of the trip not the destination. Everyone has a destinations that can include accomplishments, geographical destinations, death, the ultimate destination. Some learn and take the wisdom and experiences from the journey, and not the destination.
Overall, adversity is not always something to be avoided. Once someone is affected by adversity in their life, they must keep going and work through it opposed to allowing it to block them permanently. While enduring a difficult time, people are most vulnerable and receptive, making it imperative to properly handle these misfortunes that shape
Life has up's and down's but you can get through because people come together to help. For instance, in the book Fever, 1793, the Free African Society went around to help the yellow fever victims. The doctors thought the Africans were immune to the disease because hardly any Africans died. When people come together, like the Africans helping the victims, you can get through it. You can get through it when people come together, because everyone starts working together instead of avoiding the
LIFE'S OBSTACLES Life has many obstacles that it will throw your way, its if people are going to overcome them. Everybody has something there dealing with right now and will always be. It's just what is going to happen during life no matter how hard anybody tries for them to
It really comes down to what type of person you are. Some people don’t handle adversity very well they don’t have the grit or right character traits to help them overcome adversity. Others use their grit and character traits to grind through their struggles and trials in life. “Make dealing with your adversity a project. Set yourself a goal, or goals, and take decisive action on a regular basis. Don’t dwell on the past but focus on the future and allow that to pull you through”(Mindfood). Part of grit is to keep going when the problems being faced get worse. Setting goals will urge life to go on and ultimately help the adversity seem less than it actually is. Character traits that can help include flexibility, assertiveness, optimism, courage, and many more. For example, flexibility or being able to adapt helps overcome adversity for sure, because adversity can happen at anytime. Being flexible would help in scenario because you might have to go with whatever happens. Optimism is another salubrious option for overcoming adversity. Always having a positive outlook on what happens if essential. Viewing every problem as an opportunity to learn something new about yourself or in general. Nick Vujicic talked about optimism helping him overcome the struggles of having no limbs. He shed light on this by saying “I may have absolutely no control over what happens to us, but we can control how we respond. If we choose the
Adversity is something that many people are able to over come, most people can by themselves, others it requires a lot of help and if they work together and set aside petty fears it will be overcome. When they come out to the other side they will be stronger that before both mentally and/or
Willa Cather once said, “The end is nothing; the road is all.” It doesn't matter how things turn out, it's the journey that really matters. That's where you learn the most and are able to grow as a person. I agree with and respect this quote, because it reaches out to those who may be going through a rough time and are in need of comfort. This quotes shows us that through rocky times with ourselves, others, or life in general, that what matters most is not the result, but the road taken to where we are now.
How to Survive a Hurricane There are obstacles and dangers people have to face in life. Sadly, everyone will have to encounter them sometime or find themselves in very similar situations. It will only get worse before it gets better. Being prepared and staying strong for what life throws one’s way
It is all part of the game, all part of the plan and no one is immune. However, when problems occur, it is our attitude, our point of view, that makes all the difference. Being optimistic and resilient in the face of adversity is not always easy but it certainly is the right and proper philosophy. Even more, I suggest you take it one step further. Strive to become better, stronger, and wiser from the inevitable misfortunes that occur in life. Don't just endure, but grow from setbacks. View mistakes, trouble and heartaches, randomness, disorder and stress as nothing more than opportunities to grow. They are learning experiences. Don't just recover from your troubles but get better, prosper from
God is NOT Dead We all struggle. We all experience tragedy at some point in our limited time on earth, but some of us experience more than others do. Yet, those who do experience tragedy cannot comprehend the benefits or blessings that may follow. A quote from the book, Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder sums up what tragedy feels like “You may not see the ocean, but right now we are in the middle of the ocean and we have to keep swimming.” (Kidder, 2009, p. 216) The ocean is so deep and so wide and hardships often feel the same way. You do not want to drown, and once you are in the middle you have no choice but to swim out. That is exactly what Deogratias Niyizonkiza did. Through his own strength and hope, along with the grace of God,
“God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers” Psalm 18:31. This quote from the bible speaks to many people in many ways. For me it shows that from any hardships that comes your way you can face it and push through it. I believe that through bad times and hardships God will help you through all things.
When my grandmother was diagnosed with cancer, we were all very sad, but she believed that she could win. There are five stages of grief, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. She never got to the stage of acceptance because she knew she was strong enough to fight this rigorous battle. Although she knew the cancer was inside of her, she never let it change her life. She always looked on the bright side of things and saw this illness as an opportunity to live life to the fullest and be with family more. Being optimistic makes her a hero because thinking on the bright side gave her a positive attitude and gave her the strength to fight against
Stay upbeat, believing in yourself with the grace of God and the blessing of the Holy Spirit. Hold on to your hope and faith. Knowing God knew the problem I’d face long before I got here. He has already given me all the strength, talent and skills I need to face it. He knows the solution and outcome.