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5 Ways to Overcome Adversity: When adversity strikes in the form of a difficult situation or some bad news, how do you handle it? And, more importantly, how can you deal with it better than the way you’ve dealt with it in the past? Here are five big ideas on managing and...

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When adversity strikes in the form of a difficult situation or some bad news, how do you handle it? And, more importantly, how can you deal with it better than the way you’ve dealt with it in the past? Here are five big ideas on managing and leveraging adversity: Have confidence. Real, genuine, authentic confidence simply refers to a belief in your ability to figure things out. Acknowledge that the situation is difficult, but that you will survive and overcome it. Rather than getting sucked into negativity or sadness, remember that you’ve figured things out in the past that were equally as difficult or even harder. This point is both basic and fundamental when successfully managing adversity. Keep perspective. Out of 7 billion people and thousands of collected years of recorded human history, none of us are facing a particular adversity that’s completely unique. Keep perspective by acknowledging that other people have gone through what you’re going through. Remember that there’s only two stories in humanity’s narrative: struggle and progress. Also, keep perspective by recalling the times in which you faced adversity, summoned strength and overcome it. Schedule action. There are only two things that have the potential to change your life: either something new comes in externally, or something new emerges from within. Rather than waiting and hoping for things to get better, or taking sporadic and inconsistent action, make sure to schedule actions to deal with the issue. Even if the actions are simple, and especially when the issue is difficult, schedule actions each day to handle it. Ask for help. As soon as adversity strikes, ask for help. Asking for help can take the form of approaching your spouse, partner, business colleagues or a professional in the fields of medicine, therapy or psychology. Openly communicating, whether it entails talking about the issue and possible solutions, or listening to other people talk about how they’ve dealt with a similar issue, can truly serve you. Remember: you’re not alone. You’ve been through stuff before, and so have other people. Honor the struggle. Honoring the struggle is a critical element and mindset to sustaining success in life. Accept the fact that we can’t change or influence everything, but we can change and influence our attitude and our actions each day. We can move forward by facing the issue and accepting the adversity as a necessary component in our overall growth. Attend Brendon's LIVE event: http://HPA.Brendon.com Join Brendon's email list: http://www.Brendon.com Join Brendon's 4MIL FB fans: http://FB.com/BrendonBurchardFan Get Brendon's new book free: http://MotivationManifesto.com iTunes free podcast: http://j.mp/THE_CHARGED_LIFE Instagram: http://instagram.com/brendonburchard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendonburchard Twitter: https://twitter.com/brendonburchard #TheChargedLife -------------------- ABOUT BRENDON -------------------- Brendon Burchard is one of the most watched personal development trainers in the world, and a Top 100 Most Followed Public Figure on Facebook. Over 50,000,000 people watched his videos in the last 12 months, more than 30,000,000 see his posts every week on Facebook, and 1,000,000-plus students have completed his online courses or video series, making him "one of the most successful online instructors in history" (according to Oprah.com). A #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and #1 USA Today bestselling author, his books include The Motivation Manifesto, The Charge, The Millionaire Messenger, and Life’s Golden Ticket. Brendon is also the star and executive producer of the #1 self-help solo series on YouTube, and his podcast The Charged Life debuted at #1 on iTunes across all categories. After suffering depression and surviving a car accident at the age of 19, Brendon began asking himself important life questions: “Did I truly live today? Did I love? Did I matter?” His intention to be happy with the answers led to his brea

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