The Challenge of Adversity

By Ange Fonce

"They have seen but half the universe who never have been shown the house of pain."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first question to be answered by any individual or any social group facing a hazardous situation is whether the crisis is to be met as a challenge with strength and purpose of action or as an occasion for despair and inaction.

You can think about your problems or you can worry about them and there is a vast difference between the two.

Worry is thinking that has turned toxic.

It is jarring music that goes round and round and never comes to either climax or a conclusion.

Creative Thinking works its way through problems to conclusions and decisions then actions!

Worry leaves you in a state of tensely suspended animation and inaction. 

When you worry you go over the same ground endlessly and come out the same place you started and have gained nothing but a waste of precious time and energy.

Thinking makes progress from one place to another as worry remains static. 

You can tackle the problems of life and change worry into creative thinking and anxiety into creative action.

It is in the whole process of meeting and solving problems that life has meaning.

Problems are the cutting edge that distinguishes between success and failure.

Problems call forth your courage and your wisdom indeed they create your courage and your wisdom

It is only because of problems that you grow mentally... emotionally and spiritually

It is through the pain of confronting and resolving problems that you learn.

You do not succeed in changing things according to your desire because gradually your desire changes and evolves. 

The situation that you hoped to change because it was intolerable becomes unimportant.

You have not managed to surmount the obstacle as you were absolutely determined to do when you live our life with a DYNAMIC PURPOSE you find that life has taken you round it... led you past it and then if you turn round to gaze at the remote past you can barely catch sight of it so imperceptible has it become. 

As you are in a constant state of moving forward growing in your awareness!

A long time ago it had seemed to me that life was about to begin... real life.

Yet there was always some obstacle in the way something to be got through first some unfinished business time still to be served a debt to be paid.

Then life would begin. 

At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life!

Unfortunately all is not beauty and peace in life.

That is the reality of living. 

I know I have never met a person who has not been challenged or wounded by something.

Difficulties present choices which we can either waste away from our wounds or use them to grow our minds.

I will use my self here for example... as a young man I am a survivor of a 400 feet fall down a rock face when I was climbing in Tramadoc in North Wales. 

I had my pelvis shattered and the bottom part of my spine crushed and various other fractures. 

I was told I would never be able to walk properly again and that I would be discharged from the Army.

I refused that idea and instead worked dam hard once I was able to get up and move again to walk. 

Within six months I was back playing football and within eight months back doing my passion... Mountaineering!

And I passed all the Army medical exams with flying colours and went back to my unit.

They where amazed to see me!

No I did not do it alone as I had some truly wonderful people help me because they saw my total dedication and persistence to succeed. 

I have always said that no one succeeds alone we succeed through and for one another.

We live in a world in which the worst looks as if it is going to happen and the worst often does happen and yet out of the anguish and waste... love and trust come in new forms.

I could have just accepted what happened to me and become a victim and used that traumatic moment in my life as an excuse to become poor me.

And I would more and likely be in a wheel chair now. 

Crippled not only in body and in my mind too.

As Winston Churchill said...

"Never ever give up!"

And as I say...

"Problems have SOLUTIONS that require ACTIONS." 

Think about the problem. 

Seek solutions and solve the problem with taking ACTION!"

Worrying is such a waste of time and energy and solves nothing and gains nothing. 

So instead of lying in that hospital bed worrying and feeling sorry for myself. 

I was thinking of how and what will it take so that I could get back to doing what I loved doing most.


And I never took no or you cannot do this for an answer.

 And once the Doctors understood I was deadly serious. 

The attitude changed and all sorts of help come my way.

One thing I know about life. 

You do nothing... nothing will happen for you. 

Spend your time worrying.

Waste your time going nowhere!

You move and act and in life then life acts and meets you half way and all sorts of opportunities then start to present themselves.

"The ultimate measure of a person is not where he or she stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he or she stands at times of challenge and controversy." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Have you any thoughts or comments you would like to share with me on what I have written?

I would love to hear from you.

Thank you and may you enjoy a Loving... Prosperous and Dynamic day!

Yours Sincerely

Ange Fonce

1... A person with a penchant for Science... creativity... books... writing... communication... fitness... women... sexing... sexuality... human relationships... psychology... physiology and any other area involving heavy use of the Intellect.

2... A bright person and glamorously Intelligent!

3... Ange is an Author... Dynamic Personal Development Coaching Psychologist and Sexologist who works with those men and women who desire to personally develop themselves and their relationships to become... creators of their own life... relationships and wealth! 

4... As ever always leave a man or a woman all the better for knowing you. 

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