The dictionary defines thrive as: To thrive is to do well or flourish.
It is easy to consider yourself a thriver when you are on top and things are going well, but when you are down or feeling lost that is when you ask – how can I be a thriver?
Thrivers are not surprised when they experience tough times, they expect them to occur. You must realize that not all days will be perfect. The reality is that there will be bad days, and some of those days will feel like they will never end and things will never get better. Don’t be afraid or surprised by them.
Expect difficulties and be prepared. Focus on your process—the important activities that lead you to your results—and you will be thriving when facing adversity.
Here is what a few people have to say about adversity:
“I haven’t always acted or reacted in a way that made me proud, but I didn’t make that same mistake twice, and I think that’s what I love about adversity is that it always reminds me of what’s really valuable in life.” – Sandra Bullock
“It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.” – Robert H. Schuller
“If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.” – Barbara Bush