Welcome to 60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo. I try to observe and learn from my life experiences, from the books I have read, the movies I have watched and the things I have heard others say. So today, I add a new acronym to the list. How to F.A.C.E. adversity: Faith, Action, Commitment and Endurance. F.A.C.E. adversity:
Adversity: an unfortunate event or incident
If you try to do anything substantial in life you will face adversity. Even if you do not do anything you can still face adversity. The difference is those who try to do something substantial will have to face adversity and rise above it, those who choose to do nothing will do nothing. They will just take what ever life gives them. I challenge you to rise above adversity; F.A.C.E. adversity with Faith, Action, Commitment and Endurance.
Faith: Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.
Action: The state or process of acting or doing
Commitment: The state of being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action
Endurance: The act, quality, or power of withstanding hardship or stress
Do I need to say anything else? Sometimes these things are just that plain and simple. I will continue if that is what you need. If you are convinced, than be convinced; if you are convinced that I am crazy, I would love to hear why. I will continue to explain my position.
Adversity: A state of hardship or affliction; misfortune. See how misfortune is part of the definition of adversity. Bad luck is part of life. Now if you just want to complain about your luck or the hand that life has dealt you, than I can not help you. But if you want to try to make a difference in your own life and the life of others around you; keep listening. The first step to F.A.C.E. adversity is Faith. You must have a confident belief in something that will change your circumstances. Notice, truth and value and trustworthiness are parts of the definition of faith. Don’t fall for lies and scams. Do your homework, check the facts; but please, for God’s sake have faith in something bigger than yourself.
F.A.C.E. adversity: Add Action to your Faith. Action – The state or process of acting or doing. Do something! Can I make it any simpler? If your answer to adversity is to sit around and complain; then I can not help you, yet again. You must act on your faith, or how much faith do you really have?
F.A.C.E. adversity: Commitment – The state of being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action. If you have and you are acting on your faith, you have to be bound to this course of action. Again, have you done your homework? Do you know the truth? Do you value what you are doing? Do others value what you are doing? Life is going to throw hardship and affliction at you, because that is just the way of the world. Are you ready to deal with the fact that no matter what you do, no matter how many good things you do, no matter how many good times you create; there will be bad times, bad luck and hard times? Are you bound emotionally and intellectually to your course of action? Have you thought this through, and are you tough enough to deal with the roadblocks that people will put in your way? Commit to your faith and commit to your actions: F.A.C.E. adversity!
Endurance: The act, quality, or power of withstanding hardship or stress. This one should be a give me. This one should be very easy to understand if you have been paying attention. F.A.C.E. adversity equals withstanding hardship or stress. If you have faith, you have put your faith into action and you have committed to that action on an emotional and intellectual level, then you should be able to endure what ever life throws at you. Endurance is power, endurance is a quality, know this and you will be able to F.A.C.E. adversity!
F.A.C.E. adversity: Have confident belief in the truth and value the state or process of acting or doing. Become bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action and have the power to withstand hardship or stress! F.A.C.E. adversity with Faith, Action, Commitment and Endurance: