About Belief And Adversity ...

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Believing that you can accomplish
your hopes, dreams, and ambitions
is one of the most important
components to leading a "successful"
Life (and making money as an
Entrepreneur).

Many people forget about all their
little achievements throughout Life
(everything from learning how to
talk and walk to graduating
College). However, if you think
about it, your entire Life could be
seen as a series of little
accomplishments ...

And there is something that
will greatly increase your belief in
yourself: Knowing that no matter
what happens to you, you will be
successful.
That means that when
you face failure, setback, and adversity
(and overcome them) you will
increase your self-confidence,
self-esteem, and your belief.

As (Football Coach) Bobby
Bowden said:

"People that are brilliant and
successful, we think they've just
always been that way. That's not the
case. Most of them have had some
tough adversity in their life.
It's
prepared them. I've never felt like you
could develop character without
adversity."

So welcome every challenge and
adversity into your Life knowing that
in overcoming them you will be a
stronger Person ...

(And, will have the belief that you can
accomplish what's important to you.)
#mind warriors #adversity #belief
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    i thought you would be an authority on soccer
  • Profile picture of the author cynthiaSEL
    I am gaining strength through adversity now. Thanks for the reminder. We all pass through periods where we have to grow personally through the tough times. Personal growth is about the good times but it's also about gaining through the rough phases.
    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by cynthiaSEL View Post

      I am gaining strength through adversity now. Thanks for the reminder. We all pass through periods where we have to grow personally through the tough times. Personal growth is about the good times but it's also about gaining through the rough phases.
      Well said. Thanks Cynthia. (You get it.)

      Jonathan
    • Profile picture of the author promike
      A seed only grow when it is buried under dirt , where it is bark and humid and only then it become a beautiful flower.

      Adversity is good ,it make you focus on what you really want
  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    if you do not actually work to overcome adversity . it will not just make you stronger .

    in fact most Americans under a certain age have dealt with so little real adversity that the getting a b on a test instead of an A sends them to counseling and safe spaces .

    in order to gain strength from adversity .. you have to break free of learned helplessness .
    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      in fact most Americans under a certain age have dealt with so little real adversity that the getting a b on a test instead of an A sends them to counseling and safe spaces .
      Well. I can only speak from personal experience. However I'm guessing that anyone that (truly) wants to be successful as an Entrepreneur will experience a certain amount of "Adversity." That's a good thing.
    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      in order to gain strength from adversity .. you have to break free of learned helplessness .
      I don't actually know what "Learned Helplessness" means. What I know for certain is that every person that faces their adversity, and failure, and heartache, will not only be more empowered as a Person, they will be (significantly) more likely to accomplish what's important to them.
  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

    if you have an ego based in survival mode that ties itself to being liked and accepted by others and careing what others think of you .. so you go around trying to play the role of a good person ..or a spiritual person..trying to kill the ego.. blah blah blah .

    blaming the ego is the same thing as blaming the world .. the powers that be or anything for your suffering and adversity ..it just becomes the most convient target once you try to stop looking outside and wondering what inside you is causing your problems.. and there is your ego, your bad habits, your subconscious mind your health problems your genetics .

    then there is the mind .. it can be and endless game of witch hunting .

    it's like having been gluten intolerant before it was a thing everyone knew was a thing ..but say once you find out ..instead of stopping eating stuff with gluten ..you make no attempt to change your diet.. and instead cry about how it is so unfair that because of this condition .. you accept it and keep going and dealing with the halth problems .
    Yes, Odahh, you have some good points, but are pigeonholing it a bit too much.

    I have watched Survivor (well, most of them) and the ones that put their fate in God, then do a challenge are usually the ones that fail.

    Probably because they are hoping that he or it will take up the slack.

    The ones that also believe in something and put their all into it, usually win.

    I think that is what you are saying?

    Believing in something will allow you to suffer in style, but not get any further than someone who doesn't.


    Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

    It's an interesting point. (I don't agree with all of it: In fact, I think developing "Spiritually" can be a good thing.) However I appreciate your opinion.

    Jonathan
    Developing spiritually is fine, but using it as a crutch is counter productive.

    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      Developing spiritually is fine, but using it as a crutch is counter productive.
      True. Good point. : )

      For me part of "developing Spiritually" would be to nurture and develop "The Fruit Of The Holy Spirit." What's that? Love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Even if you're not Religious, I think that's a good goal to have.)
  • Profile picture of the author Stellan Moreira
    This is beyond true. I am a young entrepreneur who has realized his infinite and limitless potential. You may not know me now, but you will: very soon. I am never stopping until I have reached the level of success, happiness, love, health, and abundance I know i am beyond capable of reaching. And the thing is... you are too.. all of you are. Its our minds that keep us from going out of our own ways and achieving everything and anything we have on our mind. Its not impossible. We can do it. WE CAN DO IT! Everything!!!! Anything!!!!

    This book will instill in any individual a certain understanding that pushed me towards success every single day after the day i read it. Life-changing... there is no other words for it.

    https://www.amazon.com/Million-Dolla...ywords=success
    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by Stellan Moreira View Post

      This is beyond true. I am a young entrepreneur who has realized his infinite and limitless potential. You may not know me now, but you will: very soon. I am never stopping until I have reached the level of success, happiness, love, health, and abundance I know i am beyond capable of reaching.
      Nice. : ) I love that mindset. Thanks for contributing.
  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by Stellan Moreira View Post

    This is beyond true. I am a young entrepreneur who has realized his infinite and limitless potential. You may not know me now, but you will: very soon. I am never stopping until I have reached the level of success, happiness, love, health, and abundance I know i am beyond capable of reaching. And the thing is... you are too.. all of you are. Its our minds that keep us from going out of our own ways and achieving everything and anything we have on our mind. Its not impossible. We can do it. WE CAN DO IT! Everything!!!! Anything!!!!
    Hmmm, l was going to say that you have swallowed to many self help books lately.

    But unfortunately you are right!

    I am the same, and giving up is alien to me. Probably explains why after 9 years, l know how to create wealth online.

    But everything part, nah, l am happy with recreating the Phillidelphia experiment, a time machine, free energy and paint the Mona Lisa 2 if l have time.

    Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

    you certainly can be human and spiritual at the same time ..although much of spiritual practice ..is methods for coping with , escaping from.. or basically trying to ignore the human body .

    swearing is fine in the appropriate context ..now where you need to watch what you say and watch your language..is after you use the words "I am "

    I use my spiritual beliefs to enhance and get better joy from my human experiance..and in doing so i can easily give many other people a better experience even for a short time .

    that concept is hard to explain .. and recently i have stopped trying to judge things as good or bad.. but more based off comfort and uncomfortable .
    Yes, established dogma, teaches plenty about faith and hope, but little to nothing about why.

    And Priests retaining life essence til their facial features become distorted due to misuse, is another. Learning to use the life force of everything makes you evolve and realize your true standing.


    Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

    i wanted to quote what john quoted .

    to play the game of life you will have limits ..those limits should be expanded as you get older and grow..the problem is many people still work in limits they found when they where children.. and when most people have these belief related limits the leave a buffer so they stop well before they get to those limits and may never realize those limits are pushed out .

    footbal or nfl american football has lots of limits rules and those who do best play righ on that edge and sometme go over to the dark side ..

    nature create abundance humanity creates scarecity but make it look like abundance for a short time
    Yes, that one should be framed, or go straight into the pool room.

    True, get married have children, have a good job, a house, go away every year overseas, get old, one passes away first, and the other wakes up one day in their early 80's surprised that they are still here, but p***d that they are still here, since their savings are gone, their health and house is falling apart, and they have a relatively bleak life.


    Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

    Screw "limits." The people that do something extraordinary in Life don't give a damn about "limits."
    LOL, you need to be careful with this one.

    A little old lady wanting to be an astranaut for NASA is probably going for something that will never be achieved. But her going into Earth orbit for a few minutes, is achievable.

    As is flying around the moon, well, if you have 30m it is.

    And individuals who think like this and try to climb mount Everest usually end up dead or a dead marker on a map.

    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post


      Yes, that one should be framed, or go straight into the pool room.

      True, get married have children, have a good job, a house, go away every year overseas, get old, one passes away first, and the other wakes up one day in their early 80's surprised that they are still here, but p***d that they are still here, since their savings are gone, their health and house is falling apart, and they have a relatively bleak life.


      I am going to live to 140 at least barring any tragedies .. and i will stay fit and healthy .. well i am currently restoring my health and mostly done .. in the next 5-10 years i will have the systems in place that can support my needs fo the rest of my life though i will probably grow and expand the systems over time ..

      I will definitely have to improve the quality of what i eat.. which will mean growing a good chunk of the food i eat and shifting to a more perennial plant based diet ..but even though i turn 39 soon i have already shifted my metabolism back 10 to fifteen years and eventually my joints and muscle will recover fully from much of the damage done in the jobs i had .

      no retirement .. no need to save for retirement .no depending on a check from the government .. or fearing running out of money ..
  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    If you do not actively take care of your health.. improve your thinking and mindset. learn how to properly take care of and listen to the body ..so instead of taking drugs to lower cholesterol or blood pressure you eat real food that you flavor with herbs spices and seasonings..that all tend to have minor health benefits .

    you find work you do you enjoy and doesn't beat you up and spit you out..if you are doing work you enjoy and is entertaining..why would you ever plan to retire .. you just move to the next thing ..

    the default method of living and thinking and eating and what ever the majority are doing .. is not working for most any more .. and in the next 15 years a huge number of people are going to die from diseases they gave themselve to avoid going into old age without any money
  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

    I am going to live to 140 at least barring any tragedies .. and i will stay fit and healthy .. well i am currently restoring my health and mostly done .. in the next 5-10 years i will have the systems in place that can support my needs fo the rest of my life though i will probably grow and expand the systems over time ..

    I will definitely have to improve the quality of what i eat.. which will mean growing a good chunk of the food i eat and shifting to a more perennial plant based diet ..but even though i turn 39 soon i have already shifted my metabolism back 10 to fifteen years and eventually my joints and muscle will recover fully from much of the damage done in the jobs i had .
    no retirement .. no need to save for retirement .no depending on a check from the government .. or fearing running out of money ..
    Yes, l am 50 and eventhough l cannot jump into a wheely bin anymore, l can still climb up to flatten the branches and stuff down.

    But l don't look a day over 36, probably because l ignore mass media medical crap, that is designed to keep you cronic, so that they can sell their S**t.

    70% of Australians still believe in the Sun Smart nonsence, or put on sunscreen, a hat, long sleeve shirt and sunglasses whenever they go outside in summertime or now.

    And AU has about a 60% vitamin D deficient illness ratio, but that is ok, see your doctor for more pills, groan.


    Yep, listen to mass media, work hard, run out of money in your 80's, go down to the shopping ctr on hot days and stare at a shop window, look your age and don't create wealth.

    Sounds good to me.

  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    i was in terrible shape in all areas between 5 and ten years ago .. before that i had spent to much time trying to act normal and be accepted as normal .. 5 years ago i began turning some of it around ... i was on a path to be dead by 60 ..

    my family trained me to be worthes and useless .. any time i would try something ..it was you can't do that.. i am terrible at cleaning or im fine at getting thing clean enough..but my father wastrying to have me become a janitor ..hey there is a janitor job in the papper .

    in my thirties while taking care of them my mom would stand there as i was loading the dishwasher and move plates around telling me i was doing it wrong .. this was the way my family treated me.. and the voices in my head and my ego basically had me give up for a long time ..but i am not crying about it anymore just explaining the family situation.. while 5 years ago i was 70 pounds over weight my bipolar disorder out of controll and i had given up on the meds and i could barely get out of bed and stand up for any length of time ..

    anyway I figured out what was going on and learned to combat it and fix what i could ..it was such a huge mess to clean up ..the first big play was when i was able to go to the philipines ..then a year ago when i moved out to Las Vegas .

    All the shit i went through all the problems i had ..solving each of those problem .. is the key to the great life i am building for myself ..if i am not going to ever be able to play the normal act convincingly and be accepted as normal..then **** it I don't care what other people think i will have the best life i can make for myself.. hell i am even happy with a roof i am putting over my head food to eat ..and beer to drink while i am working..and having work i enjoy doing now.. even though it is real tough on my body because i work every day.

    In being selfish and fixing my problems and living the best life i can right now.. i end up being able to help so many other people even if it is just small things ..and i am learning so much.

    the model default scripted life ..is being blown to hell by the modern world ..think of it this way most everything you buy for your entertainment not .. at least the tech gagets ..can be toold to either learn or be productive ..that you can use from your house ..or almost anywhere

    those who live good lives going forward will be those who use tech, automation cheap robotics to be more produtive or produce part of what they use ..if you don't know how to cook there are 500 vidios of anything you would want to cook on youtube ..

    forget fear of failure fear of succes , comfort zone .. or being the average of your five ..or most of the traditonal motivational crap .that was sold to people doing MLMs
  • Profile picture of the author AL Hummel
    Faith truly moves us forwards. What we inwardly believe most often we outwardly receive most commonly. Faith in Success is always a bliss most joyful place to center the mind. Great post Jonathan, thanks for the inspirational energy and confidence.
  • Profile picture of the author Pat H
    I think "Faith" is another good one, sometimes a work-in-progress!
  • Profile picture of the author DavePipitone
    There was a time when I would "dodge" adversity because if I failed, it would mean I'm a failure.

    The fact is we all fail, it's in persistence and perseverance that progress is made.
  • Profile picture of the author timexer
    One of my favourite quotes about adversity is this one:
    "Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome." -Booker T. Washington

    Adversity can lead to success or failure. It mainly depends on how you perceive it. Will you quit, run away or treat it as just another challenge to overcome which will get you closer to your goal?
  • Profile picture of the author stephenm44
    There are many influences on people's circumstances that what works for one, doesn't always work for another. Need to find your own path!
  • Profile picture of the author jw22777
    Good post, my friend.
  • Profile picture of the author Tahreem Saeed
    Don't pretend to be what you're not, instead, pretend to what you want to be, it is not pretense, it is a journey to self-realization.
    ― Michael Bassey Johnson

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