Welcome to episode 111 of the Unchained Warrior Podcast. It’s great to have you here again and welcome if you are joining us for the first time.
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Now to today's episode which is "The Warrior's Mindset for Adversity"
Warriors, Life is tough, no doubt and if you listen to the news every day you hear all sorts of terrible news. From hurricanes in the Philippines and Americas to flooding in India and Nigeria and Ebola and Cholera outbreaks in places in Africa.
All these come with lots of destruction of businesses, livelihood and hope! It is hard to wake up and have your home destroyed or a loved one taken away by an illness. It’s hard to lose a job you have had for years to redundancy or even the shutdown of the organisation.
The list goes on and these are situations we face in these times. Despite these, we all have our dreams and ambitions to fight for as warriors.
Here is the big question; how do we find strength to fight on?
Here are my thoughts around it...
It is crucial that we understand that in life there are times and seasons for everything. This bad patch is one of those seasons and will surely pass very soon. It is therefore necessary that we prepare ourselves for these situations even if things are going very well for you today. We must also find time and resources to support people in this difficult season of life!
We are all stronger than we give ourselves credit for. If you can look back, you will find that you have fought and won similar battles in the past. So if you keep hope alive, you will win this one too!
Adversities are simply tests to qualify us for the next level. You see in life, we easily adapt to our comfort zones but we are created for much more! Life has a way of pushing us out of our comfort zones so we can grow; unfortunately it is usually a painful process. As you know the process of refining any material involves a lot of difficult processes which includes high temperatures and pressure in most cases. It is same with growth; it is always painful!
These words by W Clement Stone say it best:
Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavour, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.
Warriors, adversities help us to develop character and important life skills that can only be learnt from experience. Stephen Covey said:
Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition - such as lifting weights - we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.
Think about this and find the lessons from your adversity and arm yourself with the skills to go back and try again. Benjamin Disraeli said:
There is no education like adversity.
Warriors, I hope this will strengthen you right now and in the future. I have enjoyed doing this episode; I hope you find it helpful.
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Thank you and best wishes for the new week.
Be sure to share this with your friends and let me know what your think about this episode. My email is Chiedozie@unchainedwarrior.com and on Twitter @Unchain_Warrior Resource Recommendations The Success Principles by Jack Canfield – Amazing book that takes you steps by step through the journey of achieving beyond your wildest dreams. Think and Grow Rich – Think and Grow Rich! is the most widely acclaimed, influential book on success ever published.
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