The hidden value of adversity

Though it doesn't seem like it at the time, difficulties can be positive.
We've all had those experiences when we failed at something in life, whether it was a minor disappointment such as a test at school or being rejected for a thing we wanted very badly, such as a promotion or a position. In that moment everything seems to come crashing down around us, and we may wind up in the pits. We can feel overwhelmed by feelings discouragement.
As difficult as it may be, we should not give in to negative assessments. The main thing is not to panic. Just try to breathe and relax, and not think too much about the outcome if possible. Never make any decision when you are distressed or discouraged. Postpone making plans until you are more rested and regain your balance.
Try to focus on positive thoughts and spend time if possible with people who give you joy, or doing something that you enjoy. Anxiety in the heart weighs one down, but a good word makes one glad, according to Proverbs.
In time you may reflect on your experience and find inspiration and renewed motivation. Then you will be grateful for it and appreciate the value in all of life's experiences.

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  1. You share great perspective in this article. This time of year has always been hard for me, and it's easy for me to magnify the failures and struggles (past and present) when I'm feeling down. Thank you for your thoughts here, it's good to know that I'm not alone in the struggle.

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