Society will not always be your friend, and at times will be your enemy. Learn to rise above.

Most of us will face hardship both personally and professionally. What seems to shape a person is not so much the type of crisis but rather how it is handled.

How is it that some people seem to weather the storms better than others? How do some stay optimistic and productive after a setback? Whatever your reference point, know that it is within your power to not only neutralize the consequences, but craft the outcome to your advantage.

7 tips to embrace societal adversity as an advantage:

  1. Society will not always be your friend, and at times will be your enemy. Learn to rise above.
  2. Being at the wrong place at the wrong time can destroy everything you’ve worked for. Your discernment is vital.
  3. Stay centered no matter the distractions around you. Much of your daily intake will not aide you in accomplishing your goals.
  4. The advancement of communications in society today will both distract you and aide you. Know when to shut the noise out.
  5. When you’re called odd, different or weird; consider it a blessing. Allow your own children to be who they are.
  6. Medication should be the last resort, not the first. Those around you will take the easy way out. Resist.
  7. Society creates and accepts followers. Leaders will be scrutinized and judged. Leaders are few. Followers are many.