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Owning Adversity

Owning Adversity

Owning Adversity

The best way to face adversity is to willingly choose it.

Consider two scenarios…

Imagine you’re walking around your house when, suddenly, a 135-pound weight appears across your shoulders.

It came from out of nowhere. You stagger. Every muscle in your body fires in a desperate struggle to keep you upright. Your mind goes blank. Your heart races.

It’s an intense, potentially dangerous situation that you had no control over. It’s terrifying.

But now imagine you’re in a gym. You’ve been working out consistently for months, and it’s time to test your limits.

You place 135 pounds on your shoulders. You squat down, then start pushing. Every muscle fires. Your mind goes blank. Your heart races.

It’s an intense, potentially dangerous situation. But it’s thrilling. You celebrate when you’re done.

Both scenarios are almost identical, with one critical difference.

In the first scenario, you didn’t choose the challenge. In the second scenario, you did.

That’s the difference between terror and triumph.

So if you want to be an entrepreneur, make a habit of facing challenges head-on, rather than waiting for problems to drop in your lap. See if you start having more triumphant days than terrifying ones.