Jun 30, 2022
11 mins read
How to overcome adversity and achieve lasting success even in a country with the worsted economy
Look around, problems are everywhere, killing, kidnapping, rapping, rioting and an increase in the prices of everything we must buy. Several people are becoming poor, even worse they are afraid, terrified, giving up, and believe nothing good will happen again.
However, with all these difficulties, there are still people who are happy, living the kind of life they want, and earning enough money to survive this hard time.
It's more true that whatever happened now has its example in history, we just need to look for patterns.
These principles are insider secrets that lead to the source of all riches. You are going to use the same rule highly successful people such as Anthony Robbins, Napoleon Hill, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Andrew Carnegie used to achieve their dream, survive and thrive through several hardships and recessions in the history of the world.
When you apply them to your life, you see a quick change and set on your path to achieving lasting success. This isn't get-rich-quick tactics.
Instead, these 12 principles will help you to take total control of your mind and life, turn difficulties into benefits and grow in all areas of your life.
“It is not the strongest or most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” – Charles Darwin, scientist.
Successful people have been doing this. Now it's your turn to show the world what you are made up of and break through the wall of stoppage.
1. Without a purpose, one might not survive the hardship
“If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.” - Stephen Covey
Knowing their purpose is the starting point in the life of every highly successful people and you should begin there as well.
Without the clarity of what you want out of life, you will have no clear goals and no real plans. Thereby, end up where you don't want to be.
Without a reason for your life, you will procrastinate and be constantly busy with others' agendas. Instead of moving forward to succeed, you will find yourself in random daily activities that don't matter to your success or breakthrough during a hard time.
If you want to live a meaningful life, you must know your True Calling.
Likewise, if you want to feel the excitement, make good decisions, shape your life and have a sense of direction to thrive in any difficult time? It's a must for you to create a strong and clear vision of the great future. With a strong passion (love) for your purpose in life.
“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” – Viktor Frankl author of Man's Search for Meaning.
What do you want in your lifetime?
Are you clear and specific about it?
What will you lose if you don't achieve it?
2. To win the battle of life. You must be able to persuade yourself and other
Consciously or unconsciously, successful people have the most valuable skills everyone looking to succeed must master - the ability to influence and persuade.
You must sell yourself (idea, product) to people. Then, your success depends largely upon how well you can persuade people to take action.
In 'The Rule of Wealth' Richard Templar wrote: "Selling is the bedrock upon which every fortune is built."
Can you find the pain people are suffering and present yourself (or products, services, ideas) as the solutions?
How will you do that?
3. How to take control of your inner self and build up positive emotion to keep you going
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
When faced with uncertainty, and challenges that make you think it's the end of life. It's your emotional response to those difficult times that allow thinking accurately about what to do.
With a positive emotional state, you will be able to maintain a good attitude and mental state. Instead of looking like a coward, your inner self will develop strong courage to move forward in life.
When others are giving up, you wouldn't be feeling unmotivated and want to give up or be swiped by the wars of life.
Instead of losing control of yourself, your inner self will build a better reality of the future for you and you will be able to see opportunities in setbacks. Which you can then make the most out of.
'Whatever your mind can conceive and can believe, it can achieve.' Napoleon Hill
Do you have enough reasons to achieve your dream?
Can you create one now?
Are you having some negative emotions that you can't achieve?
What can you do right now to stay in a positive state of mind?
4. How to overcome adversity and turn hardship into luck
“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” — Napoleon Hill
Highly successful people who have ever achieved something worthwhile both in life and in business, understand that overcoming obstacles is a necessary step on the road to maximum and continuous success.
Many of the setbacks you face now and in the future are there to strengthen your nerves and sharpen your skill.
However, you need to change your perspective of the unexpected situation and tackle difficulties with a different approach.
Overcoming adversity is indeed by no means easy, that is why few people succeed.
If you want to get equal or greater benefits out of an obstacle? Take a step back and see the whole picture and control your focus.
“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” – Tony Robbins
What problems have you faced? What happened afterwards?
Which leads to positive achievement?
How can you help someone else with those problems?
Go through your life and find ways to turn obstacles into advantages.
5. The easy and fast way to make your dream and goal become reality
"Desire backed by faith knows no such word as impossible." Napoleon Hill
You must burn your ship behind and leave no escape route for yourself to break through a hard time and make your goals come true.
This will be the fuel that keeps pushing you forward and you create it when you make your goals a do-and-die situation.
Because no one is truly ready for success until something challenges him and he believes he can acquire it.
Thus, you must build a strong belief and faith in yourself along with organized plans and actions as you move on in life.
You will need strong willpower to achieve the kind of life you want.
“Greatness comes to those who develop a burning desire to achieve high goals.” - W. Clement Stone
How well do you believe you can achieve your dream?
Can you start crafting such beliefs now?
6. Win more through discipline and conquer yourself for success
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” - Viktor Frankl
When you discipline yourself the right way, you will be happier rather than feeling the sky will fall or worrying you might die of hunger. You will be able to achieve self-control and accomplish more goals than you ever think.
With effective habits and a pleasing personality you will be able to lead yourself and others to self-fulfilment, and maximum success.
When hardship and difficult times come, don't wrap yourself in doubt, guilt, anger, panic, and frustration.
Instead, discipline yourself to be positive and look for opportunities in setbacks. Beware of Negative Emotion, it will further drag you down and lead to failure, please don't be a victim.
“The first and best victory is to conquer self.” - PLATO
7. How to manage and master your time and money to live the life you want
"Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time." - Brian Tracy
Time and money have a curious power, when you manage them well there's more of them at your disposal.
If you can perfect your time and manage your earnings well, you will be more productive and be able to plan effectively, therefore generating more income. Enough revenue to survive and thrive during difficult times.
There's so much trying to suck your time, and there is unnecessary stuff begging for your money. However, at the end of the day, you don't want to look around and start finding the time and money you haven't lost in the first place.
"Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!" - Anthony Robbins
How will you spend your days starting today?
Are you in control of your time and money?
How can you start spending your money on what matters from today?
8. How to combine your power with other people's desire to achieve something even bigger
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller
When you have the support of the people you respect, and you combine power to focus on a definite purpose, overcoming obstacles will be much easier.
No one achieves long-term success alone. You will always need to get feedback, and quick help and know what area to improve. To have enough energy and focus on what matters to get excellent results faster.
If you want to start achieving maximum success right away, you need a new perspective, new insight, new ideas and as a result, get new results.
Thus, surround yourself with excellent people who share common goals and have a win-win relationship.
When you work with people, you are not fixed on your view of what is at hand. Instead, several viewpoints will allow you to choose what is best for you.
"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulder of giants" - Isaac Newton
9. Why you should do more than you are paid for
“Here is the simple but powerful rule… always give people more than they expect to get.” - Nelson Boswell
It is important to feel better about yourself, as to survive and thrive in difficult times.
You want to render more and valuable help to people, family, friends, customers than they ever expect of you. But you have to be sincere.
If you truly want to succeed both in life and business, be ready to go the extra mile to help people who are in need.
“One of the most important principles of success is developing the habit of going the extra mile.” - Napoleon Hill
How can you help people more?
Who are the people that will help you achieve your long-term goal?
What can you do to help them too?
10. Health is wealth. Be careful of it
“Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.” – Denis Waitley
It's more so true that your health is at the centre of your life. Successful people understand the importance of their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and take SERIOUS care of it.
Without solid health your energy level stuffers as other aspects of your life and business.
“It is health which is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. ” – Mahatma Gandhi
Decide now to stop eating unhealthy food.
What will you read that will strengthen your health?
11. Do you need to pray and grow spiritually?
You want to purify your heart and soul. When you put faith in prayer and direct your mind to a definite aim, great achievement and lasting success is knocking at your door.
Prayer gives humanity an opportunity. It should be used as a resource to ask for support and excellent results, to survive and thrive in any adversity.
Likewise, your spiritual growth is important to success. You must actively seek to be growing spiritually, not dying.
When you are faced with uncertainty, those challenges seem to put you out of shape after you apply every principle above to your life. You also have to seek the guidance of the Greatest One.
What do you want to pray more to have?
Do you have a strong faith and believe it will come true?
12. Take massive actions and you are already succeeding
"The path to success is to take massive, determined action." - Anthony Robbins.
Higher achievers know and keep this in mind every time.
You should never delay actions on the path to achieving your dream. If it fails, turn them into an opportunity.
"Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your future. Make your hope. Make your love. And whatever your beliefs, honour your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth." -Bradley Whitford
Which will you start with?
What are you going to lose if you don't take that action?
How will you arrange a time for such actions?
Do you need to budget some money?
How will you get it and spend it?