Adversity = Life lessons =Growth

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No one wants to go through hard times. They’re uncomfortable, they take us out of our character, and sometimes they can even be down-right embarrassing. If we wallow in those moments for-what-seems-like-ever, we don’t learn from the experience. We may even re-live the experience over and over and then wonder why we keep having the same situation occur again and again. However, if we reflect on that situation after we’ve come to the realization that, yes, it did happen to us, then we can focus on the lesson we have to learn and figure out how to avoid it in the future, resulting in growth.
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Most of us have someone, at some point in our lives, that we looked up to.  It could be an older relative with the big house that no one else in the family has, a teacher who has the respect of all the students, the dude down the street that has all the girls chasing him, etc.  Someone has something in life that we want and we secretly wish we had whatever it is that they have.  We try to figure out what we have to do to be like them.  We want to follow in their footsteps.  That seems logical enough because everyone has been there.  I learned a lesson about wanting what others have when I was in the elementary school and it’s a lesson I continue to share at the age of 40.
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