We do not wish misfortunes to befall us and at the same time, they are part of life that we cannot escape from. Nevertheless, there is a way we can deal with hardships and overcome them. It is you decide whether to conquer misfortunes and unlock your potential or let misfortunes describe who you are. It is better to strengthen yourself from within and acknowledge misfortunes as constructive blocks rather than seeing them as a hindrance.
Herodotus the Greek philosopher once said, “Adversity (misfortunes) has the effect of drawing out strength and qualities of a man that would have lain dormant in its absence.” We become victorious when we face our misfortunes in any way. And after conquering one obstacle we become stronger to deal with others.
Hurdles to Overcome
There are quite a number of ways we deny ourselves the chance of recognizing our potentials. Below are examples of fears and doubts that we struggle with and how we can deal with them in order to conquer misfortunes.
- Fear of the Unknown
It is better to stay in the place you’re used regardless of the fact that it might be painful. Nevertheless, if you allow sadness to take control over your life then you’re not growing. To achieve and grow in life you have to do things step by step. Life is not a competition but as long as we all reach our destinations. You will encounter stumbling blocks along the way but you have to continue believing rather than fearing. After conquering misfortunes you become strong and unstoppable.
- The Blame Game
We usually see things negatively when we are faced with misfortunes. However, when you pay attention to situations as stumbling blocks, you give others the opportunity to take advantage of you. These individuals do not control your life but you are. You don’t have to mind about anything but do whatever you can do to overcome your current situation if you want to conquer your misfortunes.
- Divert Your Focus
You will always achieve whatever you pay attention to, this according to the Law of Attraction. Everything in life has both positive and negative side and misfortunes are things we cannot escape from. If you pay attention to the negatives, you will only see hurdles. The same way if you decide to focus on the positives you will realize the capabilities in your situations.
You are a Powerful Force of Nature
Our paths are not the same and so are our hurdles. However, the ability to conquer misfortunes and live that life you desire both personally and professionally isn’t unique. You becoming fearless to your hurdles depend on how you view them.
A world-renowned spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson once said “Our deepest is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest is that we are powerful beyond imagination. It is our light more than our darkness which scares us. We ask ourselves, ‘who are we to be brilliant, beautiful, talented, and fabulous? But honestly, who are you not to be so?”
Movers and Shakers
Many people have faced challenges in this word but they have refused to be defined by them. These individuals are those who had strong visions and dreams, therefore they had to strive to realize them. After conquering misfortunes they continued with development and new opportunities. Below are examples of movers and shakers who are still in the journey of potential realization.
- Actor, director, and screenwriter Tyler Perry once didn’t have a place to stay but that didn’t stop him from using his life experiences to make stories and characters that made him famous.
- Bill Gates first business failed before he discovered Microsoft.
- K Rowling first book was rejected several times but despite the fact that she was a single mum living on welfare that didn’t stop her from trying over and over till it was published.
- Musician Jay-Z once never got a record label to sign him so he made his own.
You can be the person you want. Nothing can hinder you as long as you believe you can make it and as long as people’s opinions don’t matter to you.