Updated: Aug 23, 2021
There is no life without some element of risk.
There just isn’t, that’s not how it works.
There is no winning without the chance of losing, no joy without the possibility of pain, no Love without loss, no life without death.
There has never been a time that’s been devoid of some external threat
Predators or disease
Natural disasters or sadly, neighbour turning on neighbour as we see today.
It’s these conditions that have allowed humans to build resilience.
Give nature credit where it’s due, it has a way of always giving us what we need.
But we’ve largely evolved to where we are today, not because we hid indefinitely in our caves, but because life has always demanded that we step out and assume the risk.
It’s a precondition.
Confronting adversity is what makes us who we are, as a species.
It’s what’s allowed us to flourish and to be here, right now.
It’s much less about being resistant, and much more about becoming resilient – a point of difference many fail to make.
And the only way to do that is by confronting adversity head on.
Seeing it as an opportunity,