Rising Above the Challenge: How to Find Motivation Through Adversity and Achieve Your Goals

Motivation Through Adversity

People sometimes feel that they have no hope. They find themselves in dire situations and believe they’re never going to recover. For instance, a person may be born with an issue that sets up barriers right from the start. Another scenario is people who experience trauma.

These situations are never comfortable, and it may be understandable why people feel there is no hope. However, there are several instances of people who overcame dire circumstances and thrived in the process. One example is Helen Keller. Only 19 months old, she lost both her sight and hearing due to complications of a disease. With the help of her live-in teacher, Anne Sullivan, Keller went to college and became a prolific author and activist, meeting presidents and working for the rights of people overlooked by society. She set up schools for people who are blind and deaf.

While you may have heard of Helen Keller, have you ever heard of Nick Vujicic? Nick was born without arms and legs. He is now a motivational speaker and evangelist. You can see plenty of videos of him doing activities better than people who have all their limbs. He simply refuses to let a lack of limbs get in his way.

You may remember Christopher Reeves, who was an American actor famous for playing Superman in the 1990s series of movies. He developed quadriplegia after a horse riding incident. Shortly after the incident, he used his fame to help others who experience similar fates. 

There are plenty of other examples of people who rose above their physical disabilities. It is a source of inspiration and motivation to others who feel helpless. These are all examples of people who would be likely to give up based on their circumstances but refused to do so. Their situations were in no way easy to deal with, and they all had long journeys to rise above their situations. They not only did it but excelled at it.

Perhaps your or someone in your life is facing a particularly difficult situation. You can help by reviewing the inspiration of the people mentioned in this article. Even people who are not facing dire physical situations can get motivated by these great people. For instance, if you are facing a problem, think about what these people had to go through to give yourself some perspective. It will help motivate you to look for a solution. You shouldn’t look at it as reveling in their misery. You are instead, celebrating their lives and their ability to overcome the adversities they faced.

Motivating through the adversity of trauma requires the same sort of mindset as these we’ve talked about. Recognizing what has happened, realizing who bears the responsibility, and breaking all soul-ties with those who have traumatized you takes dedication and hard work.

Regardless if your adversity is physical, mental, spiritual, or emotional, you can move through it and use it to help motivate others.

Faye Bryant

Faye Bryant is an author, coach, and speaker who helps individuals escape the lies of the enemy, live into God’s truth, and build a better life by first feeling, dealing, and healing their way through a stuck future or an abused past, toward a deeper path of purpose, and into the unhackable life of their chosen legacy. Hers is a story of resurrection: from death to life!