Do you sometimes feel that the more you try to accomplish, the more obstacles seem to pop up in your life, derailing your carefully laid plans?
One day, everything seems to be going well when…Bam! Life hits you with all the force of a category five hurricane.
And unfortunately, when these storms come, they fail to tell us why they plague us, let alone what we need to do to overcome them.
What do you do in the face of adversity?
Does it crush you? Send you hurtling down an endless path of self-pity and despair? Does it paralyze you? Do criticism and rejection leave you afraid to reach for your dreams?
Or do you allow the experience to propel you to higher heights?
Remember, in order for use to grow as writers and as human beings, the rain must fall. See adversity as an opportunity to wash away old, ineffective habits, to refresh your goals, and to nurture your spirit.
We grow not by the virtue of our successes in life, but by how well we weather life’s storms.
It is not what happens to us that really matters. Rather it is what we do in response to the challenges in our lives that defines us.
Are you facing an obstacle along your path to success?
If so, good for you! Embrace this challenge as an opportunity to grow and stretch your abilities as writer and a person.
See this adversity in your life for what it really is – opportunity masquerading as calamity, waiting to stretch you to new heights.