Learning to deal with adversity is what builds character and resilience. Every challenge and every difficulty we successfully confront in life serves to strengthen our will, confidence and ability to conquer future obstacles.
Herodotus, the Greek philosopher, said, “Adversity has the effect of drawing out strengths and qualities of a man that would have lain dormant in its absence.”
Sonia Panigrahy, a public health professional and fitness enthusiast recently tried to explain this in the form of a story book “Nina, The Neighborhood Ninja.” Here she talks about a little girl who possesses exceptional qualities and how through teamwork and bravery is able to rescue animals in trouble: a baby bird fallen from its nest, a cat left out in the rain etc. A book to help you look through darkness and odds in life.
It is only when you respond positively and constructively to your biggest challenges the qualities of strength, courage, character and perseverance emerge from deep inside of you.
Follow Your heart and allow your passion—not the body you live in—to be Your guide.
Danger is real.
Don’t ever hold back in life just because you feel scared. I often hear people say, “What’s the worst thing that can happen to you? Will it kill you?” Yet, death isn’t the worst thing that can happen to you…
“The worst thing that can happen to you is allowing yourself to die inside while you’re still alive.”
Dont Forget to read “Nina, the Neighborhood Ninja” authored by Sonia Panigraphy, illustrated by Hazel Quintanilla Campos.