Texture by Kim Klassen: grey day, hard light 70%
I do not want to cope with adversity.
I want to kick it in the butt, smack it around, grab it by its throat and force it to divulge its hidden benefits, subjugate it as my servant and profit from it enormously.
~Dan Kennedy excerpt in Walking with the Wise
Kaylene at My Whisperings challenged us to find our Quotography this week on page 20 of a book. I looked long and hard…which is why I’m a day late. But I’m happy with what I found and believe it more than describes how we need to view adversity. I’m also using it for Tuesday Muse and Texture Tuesday.
Much like this shot from our February 2011 Snowmageddon event, when adversity and challenge hit, it’s all to easy to throw up our hands in despair, cry out that life just isn’t fair and give up. Isn’t it, isn’t it, isn’t it?? I know I have thought this way many times in the face of devastating obstacles.
But how much healthier would it be if we took this approach and “kicked butt,” to uncover the hidden benefits in those horrible, trying times? How much cooler would it be to view adversity as something that can be harnessed and profited from instead of letting it lay us out in defeat?
For all of you facing challenging situations in life, I wish for you the strength to “kick butt” and never be content to let adversity trample over your future.