Overcoming adversity: (Part One of Two)

Overcoming adversity: Why and How? (Part One of Two)

Adversity and Defeat: two terms no one wants to face. Why? 

Because it takes too much effort – but, unfortunately, none of us will get through life without facing these obstacles.

I outline methods here that help us deal with these uncomfortable moments in life.

Adversity and Defeat are the universe’s way of disciplining us!

A direction is provided for us to follow, but we have to be aware of the new opportunity, and stay alert instead of letting the moment get us down.

We need to set a personal initiative to force our will to achieve no matter the resistance.

We can accomplish this with pure enthusiasm and by putting our inner strength into action.  Knowledge is power but only when we use it.

The key to overcoming adversity & defeat is to keep a positive mental attitude (I can, I will).


  • Refrain from controversy
  • Set your mind to positive
  • Ask leading questions to draw people to what you want
  • Have a good laugh when irritated
  • Have gratitude for your experiences
  • Focus on the can-do, strength grows from struggles
  • There are no unprofitable experiences
  • Life is an education
  • Comment positively on others
  • Be critical about oneself
  • Do not accept anything that you do not desire
  • Stay engaged in your purpose in life

More Techniques:

If you feel sorry for yourself due to certain specific circumstances, find someone who is in a worse off position in life and understand that it could always be worse.

Choose a role-model that you look up to and emulate them, we all admire someone so why not choose the best.

Whatever the mind can conceive it can achieve.

“Your thoughts can become reality if you let them which is why we need to fight the negative and concentrate on the positive.”

Why do most people fail to live up to their potential?

Because they are told that they can’t!

We are told that we can only get so far in life or that we have to work to climb the ladder of success and that there is a system that we need to follow to get to our dreams.

These forces of culture have trained us to formulate our attitudes towards the world around us in a certain way which is why we have to train ourselves to be positive – it doesn’t come naturally.

Tune in for the conclusion!

Keith Lawrence Miller | The Elite Coach | The Million Dollar Coaching Company | http://EliteProCoach.com  | (855) My-Pro-Coach

Keith Miller

Keith Lawrence Miller, Organizational Psychologist, Board Certified Coach (BCC), Professional Credentialed Coach (PCC), with subject matter expertise in executive career & leadership coaching and management consulting supported by a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.

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