Adversity is the chisel that shapes you #MayTivation #WriteBravely

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Look back at the last 5 years of your life, to evaluate that the circumstances that you may have faced and overcome haven’t shaped you better?

Look back at the last 5 years of your life to realise that adversity has walked hand in hand with you at some point in these last few years.

What did you do then? Rejected it, fought with it, tried to overcome it or simply succumbed to it?

Adversity is like that uninvited guest who comes in without warning and plops itself in your midst. No matter how much you may push it away, if it wants to stay, it will.

Adversity could come in the form of heartbreak, a job loss or a business going kaput. It could come in the form of death of a loved one, an accident or a betrayal you never expected. No matter what form it comes in, it comes suddenly or with ample warning, adversity punches you in the gut and leaves you reeling.

Very few of us realise that adversity, or hard times, is the chisel that shapes us. No matter how unwelcome they may be, it is only when we face hard times, live through them and, hopefully, overcome them do we realise our worth.

Hard times are the signal to step back and see the big picture. The harsh light of reality that hard times shine upon us bring everything into perspective. To make us realise who matters, what matters and who and what don’t.

The joy of having faced adversity, learning from it and winning over it is a feeling that will make you proud of yourself.

Don’t fight adversity, make it your friend and work with it. Let it be the chisel that shapes you.

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  1. Very true, hard times difficulties are best teachers of life.
    Wondeful post for Monday motivation.

  2. I wish the chiesel to shape me nicely, leaving me strong and grateful. Lovely post Mayuri. Waiting for you to join QuotedStories.

  3. Nothing leaves you until you fight it. Adversities are no different. You have to work upon it and overcome it.

  4. What cant break you, makes you!
    Appreciate the positivity of the thought that adversity is after all a guest, though an uninvited one. And being a guest, it has to go one day and it does. As rightly mentioned by you, better make it a friend and evolve.
    – Anagha From Team MocktailMommies

  5. Lovely post Mayuri. It’s true that we face adverse situations, but at the end of it, we are all set to venture into new tides. We don’t know Life till we face that first problem.

  6. Oh yes, tough times are great teachers. I have learnt some very important life lessons through these trying times. In fact, I believe that they are necessary for our growth and of course they make for great stories later on!

  7. I’ve suffered a lot over the years and I know it has hardened me as a person. But I always look at it as a necessity that was needed to survive in today’s world. The earlier version of me would not have made it with that soft character.

  8. Much had happened in last five years. It has changed me and made me stronger. Loved this post.

  9. Looking at the brighter side is a great way to lead life. What doesn’t break you will build you. Great read Mayuri.

  10. Rightly said Mayuri, hard times makes us look at the bigger picture which we tend to ignore in happier times.

    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts

  11. Great post. Something which I needed today and maybe after every few days as a reminder to stay happy and stay positive.

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