Managing Obstacles & Overcoming Adversity

Learning to manage obstacles, overcome adversity and thriving in uncertainty helps build character and resilience. Every challenge we successfully confront in life serves to strengthen our confidence. So next time when we are faced with challenges, we will be ready to conquer them.

What does managing obstacles mean?

We often can’t control what happens to us, but we can control how we deal with it. Managing obstacles is simply how we face them.

What does overcoming adversity mean?

Overcoming adversity means being successful despite the difficult circumstance you may be facing.

Overcoming adversity:

  • Be mentally prepared
  • Define the problem clearly, Ask yourself, “what is the problem?”
  • Determine the worst possible outcome and the best possible outcome
  • Make peace with the situation
  • Embrace adversity as a chance for opportunity

If you or anyone you know may be in need of someone to talk to and live in the Chicagoland area, feel free to call Olive Branch Counseling Associates at (708) 633-8000 and speak to a professional.

Yadira, Graduate Intern

References

Hall, K. (2016, May 12). Overcoming Obstacles. Retrieved from https://www.

            psychologytoday.com/us/blog/pieces-mind/201605/overcoming-obstacles

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