Facing adversity is inevitable. It is the biggest reality of human life. We all face difficulties in our endeavours—which may seem like a problem, however, they bring opportunities to grow and learn as never before. To be honest, it is up to us how we interpret them.
Turning an idea named “ProofHub” to a reality known as “The #1 project management software” wasn’t easy. In fact, my team and I survived the most difficult times and challenging adversity to steer our marketing efforts in the right direction. We learned how to spot the silver lining between adversity and improvement.
I always see people blaming their circumstances for their shortcomings—but I never understood the science behind it. I understand that its difficult to accept the harsh reality of a situation, especially when you've worked so hard to make it all work. Of course, bad things are hard to ignore.
However, to be remarkable, you need to learn to thrive in the oddest circumstances. In life, it is not what has happened to you that matters, but the manner in which you react to it. The way you decide to respond to certain occurrences (particularly the bad ones) decide whether you will reach for the sky or hit rock bottom. As Charles R. Swindoll said—“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”.
Here’s the thing you need to understand—we may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, but we can always act responsibly for our attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes.
Don’t know how to get your emotions under control? Here are a few strategies to get you started.
Before you start reacting in a situation, pause for a moment and let your initial emotions to pass. After that, address the opportunity again, and see how you respond differently. The trick here is to give yourself time to work through your emotions, relax and settle your thoughts.
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Clarity is important, especially when you’re under pressure. It's important because it helps you to make important decisions without feeling anxious. Remember, if you’re not up to a task (physically/emotionally), you must avoid making any move until you’re in the right state of mind.
A healthy break never hurts. In fact, it gives you time to think and helps to get rid of all the anxious energy. There are even studies that prove - professionals who take regular breaks between work have reduced feelings of hopelessness, depression, anger, stress, or failure.
There is always a choice of how you are going to respond to what’s happening around you. You can either let the circumstances dictate your judgment or you can choose to see the bright side and regain your power to make things happen the way you want.
Do you agree with me? How do you keep yourself from taking things personally and overreacting in the worst situations? Share your suggestions and experiences in the comments!
Vartika is the Chief Marketing Officer at ProofHub. She has 6 Years experience in online digital marketing, brand optimization and SEO along with social media marketing and email marketing strategies. Vartika holds an MBA in Finance (Banking) & Marketing from the IBS Hyderabad.