Inspiring Stories About Overcoming Adversity

Learning how to overcome adversity is a major part of our character that we all must develop. Adversity comes in our lives in many different forms. It may show up as an unexpected bill, a sick or misbehaving child (teen), an unplanned pregnancy, layoffs on the job, overwhelming debts, failing marriages, or cheating spouses. Even though these situations can be devestaing, life still goes on and we must do what is necessary to get through these difficult circumstances. That’s where these stories come in handy. Included on this page are some of my favorite inspiring and inspirational stories related to overcoming adversity.

I’ll Quit When I’m Dead

I’m sure you have heard these sayings before:
Things aren’t looking so great for the home team.
You should have quit when you were ahead.
Fade to black.
It’s a wrap.

I am going to be completely honest with you guys. Recently I have been sucker punched by life. My family is doing great. I have money in my bank account. I still have a job. So, what hit me?

I started this year with a plan. I was going to give back in a way that I have never done before. I poured my heart into a cause only to find out it was the glass pitcher connected to a blending machine. My heart was ground into pieces. I had so much to give but it seemed like nobody wanted what I had to offer. I was overcome with the gut wrenching feelings of failure and inadequacy.


I Deserve A Second Chance

I messed up.I did something so stupid, disrespectful, and arrogant that for days I didn’t have the nerve to look at my face in the

Ransom: Recovering Stolen Dreams

This can’t be happening. Where is it? I turned my back for one second and now it’s gone. It was just right here.

Are You Steel Or Glass

Regardless of who you are or where you are in life, I’m sure you have some adversity. I haven’t met a person yet that has found a..

I’m In Hell

It is funny how,” when it rains it pours,” in the situations we face. Never have I had the experience of having one thing go wrong at a time.

Going Foward: What I Learned From Pro-Football

I love football. It is by far my favorite sport to watch.Football is a game of centimeters, inches and yards.

The Purpose of Adversity

With all the mess we see on the news about the economy, the debt ceiling, FEMA being broke, hurricanes, and floods, it is easy to draw a conclusion that

I Don’t Care Be Mad, I Won’t Stop Pushing You

The very purpose of this site is to encourage you in times where you are lacking motivation in any area of your life. Rather it be from the..

The Post That Shouldn’t Exist

As a child I was always good at drawing and art. I won awards, got constant attention, and even saw my face in the newspaper and on television..

The Second Mile

I once had a position with a company that drove me crazy. It seemed everybody there found a way to get out of working on a regular basis.

Running For My Life

When I was growing up I can vividly remember watching with my dad the animal documentaries on PBS. There was something about the wild..

Chasing After You

My heart is racing. I can’t catch my breath. I promise you if it wasn’t for my rib cage I think my heart would be beating outside of my chest.

Hostile Takeover

I did it. It took some mild begging, constant emails, and bribes but I have landed a guest post on Discovering Purpose. Ayo, my latest victim,..