Monday, April 30, 2012

Getting Ahead of Life's Adversities

"Life is full of challenges, and we need to face them with courage and acceptance. Every day is a learning experience, and we become the person that we can be through the test of timegetting way ahead of adversities."

How do we deal with difficulties in life? In today's world, we confront several adversities that are nuisances or blockages that prevent us from moving forward. Some would have rationalized this event as undeserving despite being good.

Adversities come differently. It could be a loss of loved ones, failed relationships, financial problems, even natural and Man-made disasters, and many others. The way we interpret these things to have something to do with our personal beliefs and values. And acknowledging it helps us to prepare ourselves better in taking the best actions in anticipation of future unexpected occurrences.


Whether we like it or not, we will be facing adversities that teach us valuable lessons, and challenges continue to happen until it's learned. Sometimes, we have to experience bad things to show up the best in ourselves. And to teach us better ways to live and become more responsible with our lives.

It is through recognition of these blessings shall we experience the benefits after. Some would tend to resist, but it is wiser to accept it with absolute faith and believing that blessings will come at any moment in the future.

If sacrifice is one of the keys to a good living, great things come when we endure and persevere through life's challenges. I believe that it is in hardship that we learn to grow up and become wiser. It only takes courage to rise and face life with gratitude.


Adversity teaches us the value of humility, that life is not all about prosperity. Sometimes, we need to change ourselves for the better. It brings good results by highlighting our responsibility and integrity.

If we observe closely every time we face adversity, it makes us stronger and more resilient. The moment we encounter the same problem, we already know how to deal with it; this time, we become wiser and emotionally intelligent.

We experience painful emotions, but eventually, they will subside in due time; and we collect these pieces of painful memory and learn to move forward from grief and pain.

Life indeed presents tough challenges as a lesson, but not to be viewed as a hindrance. However, it depends on how we view adversity that can be either negative or positive. Repeated adversity would mean an unlearned life lesson, and so it keeps on coming back until learned.

Life is full of challenges, and we need to face them with courage and acceptance. Every day is a learning experience, and we become the person we can be through the test of time—getting way ahead of adversities.

© 2012 Del Cusay