Adversity before Prosperity

Many times, when people begin to intentionally apply the laws of thought to create or attract prosperity into their life, what ends up happening instead is that life appears to be falling apart.

That’s completely 100% normal and, in fact, necessary.

Why?

Let me explain. I’d like to borrow an analogy from Price Pritchett’s book, You2 (“You Squared”). Every major undertaking gets messy in the middle. When a person discovers an internal physical ailment that requires surgery, on the road to wellness, as they lay on the operating table, it would appear that a murder has taken place in the room. Take a snapshot of that moment in time, and yes, it would appear that things had only gotten worse.

Changing your life is like major surgery. Take a snapshot of any given moment in time, and it would appear as though things have only gotten worse. Success requires determination and focus on the end result, with an understanding that it will very likely get messy in the middle, and in fact may appear as though you’ve gone backwards.

It’s easy to think positive when things are going well. It’s when things appear bad that you have that golden opportunity to think truth in spite of the appearances. The challenge is an opportunity that most people overlook, resist, or outright fight.

When you set a goal to prosper, life will always bring you an opportunity disguised as a challenge. If you refuse to give emotional energy to the bad (deal with it, but unemotionally), and maintain emotional enthusiasm and expectancy for the good hiding in it (no matter how long it takes), then you pass the test and enjoy the success.

I guarantee that all who enjoy true, bona fide prosperity, the people you admire, have been required to endure the same process. You see their success and are seldom aware of the internal struggles they faced.

The process is predictable and unchanging. Most people start on this path, face challenges, and conclude that this law of attraction thing is a hoax. The few who experience that amazing breakthrough to genuine prosperity will, in hindsight, attest to this process.

So when you face untold opposition, see it for what it is, and realize that it wouldn’t be there if you weren’t truly on your way to somewhere fabulous. Say it out loud: “This is GREAT!” and keep going.

The adversity IS the opportunity. Why?

Because the reward of prosperity is literally a product of adversity, mental toughness, and tenacity. Without the adversity, the formula is incomplete and there will be no success. So start calling the adversity good instead of bad, and it will prepare YOU to attract the solutions, and in time, the prosperous reward.

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Leslie is the award-winning, best selling author of The Jackrabbit Factor: Why You Can, Hidden Treasures: Heaven's Astonishing Help With Your Money Matters, and Portal to Genius (all FREE downloads!). She aims to help you crush every challenge, achieve every goal, and vanquish every monster under your bed. Above all, Leslie is a dedicated wife and mother of seven children.
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3 thoughts on “Adversity before Prosperity

  1. several years ago, mt oldest son was going through a troubled time in his life and ended up in boys school (juvenile jail). Iasked the Lord, “what good is there in all of this adversity”? I remained confident that there was a lesson to be learned not just for my son–but for me, as well. Several years later, I am blessed with knowing that as long as our eyes and ears are open to the possibilities that are awaiting our conscious acceptance, we can –as stated in this lesson, overcome our adversities. I began looking for answers as to wht my son made the choices he made that sent him down the defiant path. I learned so much about myself as a controlling parent and about letting go and allowing the concept of: ‘what is..is’ be my operating motto. I am no longer so intense (thinking I am controlling anything-as I never was)and am not attached to the outcome of things as much, which leaves me in a happier place,

  2. several years ago, mt oldest son was going through a troubled time in his life and ended up in boys school (juvenile jail). Iasked the Lord, “what good is there in all of this adversity”? I remained confident that there was a lesson to be learned not just for my son–but for me, as well. Several years later, I am blessed with knowing that as long as our eyes and ears are open to the possibilities that are awaiting our conscious acceptance, we can –as stated in this lesson, overcome our adversities. I began looking for answers as to why my son made the choices he made that sent him down the defiant path. I learned so much about myself as a controlling parent and about letting go and allowing the concept of: ‘what is..is’ be my operating motto. I am no longer so intense (thinking I am controlling anything-as I never was)and am not attached to the outcome of things as much, which leaves me in a happier place,

  3. How ironic that you would be posting this article at the same time that we were experiencing a let down. We are trying to sell our house and were holding a heavily advertised neighborhood open house today. No one showed up. None. Nada. So what on earth is the opportunuty here? I know it’s not the chance to make double mortgage payments for another month. ‘Okay, be strong. Don’t pull out the struggling plant.’ It must be time to pull out my Hidden Treasures CD.

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