“Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn’t make me stronger.”
- Lou Holtz
Adversity seems to me like a reality of life. It hits us at home, it hits us in school, and it hits us at work. Philosophers have made their mark but pointing out the effects of adversity and providing strategies to overcome them. I read this quote by Lou Holtz and it reminded me of my own personal career adversity. I was at rock bottom for sure; confidence shaken; felt pretty lost. But guess what, I managed through it.
During troubled times, when adversity is knocking down your door, just remember when you look back at this you realize just how much stronger you are. Many of us measure our self worth by our career. I suggest measuring your self worth by the adversity you overcome in you career.
Keep your head up and keep plugging away.