“There is no education like adversity.” Benjamin Disraeli
What a wonderful, empowering frame of thought Disraeli presents us with in this quote. So often, in my work, I find the approach that most make toward addressing an adversity is dread. But, as I have witnessed many times, there is a transformation that takes place when one looks at adversity as an opportunity to actually learn something.
The transformation that takes place is one of perspective and mindset. If you truly believe that you can learn something from whatever problem faces you, you are releasing your creativity and giving it permission to search out, analyze, and formulate solutions. And then, what happens is, instead of being faced with a reaction to adversity, you find yourself sorting through a variety of approaches to solving a problem. Perspective is such a powerful tool.
Good luck on your journey!