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There’s no denying it – life is going to hand us adversity. Time and time again, we will be challenged by our circumstances, and many times, those circumstances won’t be in our control. How we deal with personal adversity is key to strengthening our mental fortitude, building resilience, and improving our state of mind.
When I was 13 years old, I went blind for the first time, and I will admit, I let victim mentality take over at first. I let a number of false beliefs control my actions, and I watched as my once full, vibrant life began to shrink. Until, one day, I decided not to play the victim anymore. I decided to acknowledge the situation I was in and take the next best step.
Radical responsibility is what allowed me to do that, and in this episode of the podcast, we’re diving deep into what that means. We’ll explore the topic in the context of some of the most difficult events life can throw at us: grief, loss, and uncertainty.
To improve our mental health, it’s important that we improve our ability in dealing with adversity. Real life throws us challenges and high-stress levels, but it’s in these tough times and when we are facing adversities head-on, that we grow past the chronic pain that comes from when we fail to overcome adversity.
I hope you leave this episode with a set of tools to help you become more intentional in the face of absolutely anything life can throw at you. It was during my most difficult challenges that I learned these lessons, and I want to share them with you.
I mentioned a few resources during this episode. If you’re interested in learning more about my 1:1 coaching practice, you can visit www.aprilseifert.com. You can also visit this link to get a free 30-day trial of Sam Harris’ ‘Waking Up’ app, which I use every single day (and don’t get paid anything for sharing): https://dynamic.wakingup.com/redeemMonth/240086
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