4 Ways Financial Adversity Makes You a Better Person
Whether they be financial or emotional, hard times suck and I wouldn’t wish them upon anybody. It would be great if we could all glide through life with no worries, problems or cares. As I’m sure you’ve experienced yourself though, life isn’t always that kind and sometimes we have to deal with some pretty trying situations.
If you are facing times tough times at the moment – as hard as it may be – try and look at some of the positive things that can come from facing adversity and use those positive thoughts to push forward and deal with the situation head on. If you’re fortunate enough not to be going through hard times at the moment, maybe you can reflect on times in the past when you have and then think of how they changed your personality for the better. Here are 5 ways I feel adversity can make you a better person. We’ll be relating them to financial matters as that’s what this blog is all about.
Adversity makes you stronger
Sometimes people fall into debt through no fault of their own but most of the time it’s because of a lack of inner strength to say no to things they couldn’t afford. When you’ve gritted your teeth and made your way out of financial trails you will no doubt be stronger mentally, better able to say no not just to financial temptation but also to other things in life that may land you in a heap of trouble.
Adversity makes you wiser
Wisdom is all about making the right choices. As we’ve already mentioned many people who are dealing with debt have sometimes made bad choices or have failed to see the dangers that lay ahead. As tough as these times may be, at least next time you will be able to notice the warning signs and act with wisdom as you move forward with your life.
Adversity makes you more compassionate
If you’ve never experienced financial adversity it can be very difficult to understand the stress it can heap on a person. This lack of understanding can easily lead to a lack of compassion. If you’ve fallen on hard times then at least you will now be able to understand the plight of others who are in this situation and offer them often much needed advice or support be it financial support – if you feel it appropriate – or simply moral support and a listening ear.
Adversity makes you more appreciative
Only when you have been through a tough financial period do you start to really appreciate the smaller and simpler things in life, sometimes the things that nature has given us for free. When you’ve made your way out of trial, try not to forget the simple things in life and also how many people in this world still don’t have them.
Can you think of other ways financial adversity makes you a better person?
I just need to also say a quick thank you to the following blog carnivals for including Money Rebound recently:
Carnival of Financial Planning, Earn More, Spend Less: Volume 10, Carnival of Financial Camaraderie, Yakezie Carnival – Veteran’s Day Edition, The Rapturous Carnival of Money Pros, Post-Halloween Yakezie Blog Carnival, Carnival of Retirement, Carnival of Financial Planning – Halloween Edition, Carnival of Financial Independence, Earn More, Spend Less: Volume 9,Lifestyle Blog Carnival, Aspiring Blogger – Personal Finance Carnival #18 – November 1, 2013