Learning to deal with and overcoming adversity is what makes us who we are. Every challenge and every difficulty we successfully confront serves to strengthen our will, confidence and ability to conquer future obstacles. One example of how simple rules can help comes from a colleague of mine, I.P.R. She is a coach, consultant, author and advocate.
“I have set some simple rules for myself personally as I continue to recover from cancer and complete my divorce.
- Get healthy
- Get business
- Stay connected
The last one is somewhat important for me because I have a tendency to isolate myself in difficult times. This prompts me to put effort into staying connected with others in a larger sense, and in a more focused sense it helps me to overlook little irritants with my daughter to maintain our relationship while we both go through this life change. AND, I still need to make a living.”