The Furnace of Adversity Exposes the Greatness Inside of You


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No one likes adversity. It’s disruptive. It’s stressful. It’s painful. And it’s harrowing.

But, without adversity there would be no learning. Without learning there would be no growth. And without growth there is no success.

Those who survive adversity become stronger because of it. Overcoming adversity makes you more confident. Anxiety and fear are replaced by your new confidence. That new confidence emboldens you, making you less fearful to take on new challenges. You earn that confidence only by facing adversity.

This is why it is so important to try. You must try. If you give into your fears and do not take action on your dreams and your goals you will never know what greatness is hidden away inside of you.

The furnace of adversity exposes the greatness inside you.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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  1. Rick Kelly says:

    I really enjoyed Tom’s article and how it brings out our greatness. To take on the challenges of adversity in accepting that we will make mistakes along the way towards overcoming obstacles and knowing that we are capable of doing great things.
    My first experience was playing running back in football. The Quarterback hands off the ball (Adversity) to me. I have the choice of receiving the ball and doing nothing (Let fear and anxiety influence my decisions), which the outcome is being hit and tackled hard (no action is an action). The other choice that I have is that I can receive the football (Adversity), run through the hole in front of me (challenges towards developing inner growth), and come out the other side (Gaining new confidence what I have overcome and achieved).

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