At a time when living in America resembles a roller-coaster ride on the way down, untold numbers are living Thoreau’s “lives of quiet desperation,” without the drive or know-how to shift gears. Even though there is talk that things are turning around, 2010 is going to be tough for many. Learning how others have created bright triumphs from dark hours can be helpful and inspiring to those currently in the trenches.
Here’s an interesting article that takes a look at the lives of 10 extraordinary people who overcame great adversity in their personal or professional lives by applying winning strategies that guided them out of the darkness of near-defeat and into the light of success. David Heenan, author of the book Bright Triumphs from Dark Hours: Turning Adversity into Success (A Latitude 20 Book), pulled out six lessons demonstrated by each of these individuals and shows how others can apply them in their own professional lives.
Read the article “Strategies to Overcome Adversity”