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  • Writer's pictureSarah Carlson

Overcoming Adversity in 2023 and Beyond

In a world where change is the only constant, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. We live in a time of uncertainty, with many challenges that women face on the daily. But adversity is something that we can learn how to manage and even overcome. If you’re looking for tips on how to thrive despite the odds, then read on.

Take Stock of Your Resources

The first step to overcoming adversity is to take stock of your resources:

  • What gifts or skills do you possess?

  • What network supports you?

  • Do you have access to any financial resources?

Taking an honest inventory of what you have available can help you come up with solutions which leverage your existing strengths. This will make it easier for you to focus on overcoming any challenges that come your way.

Challenge Yourself to Grow

Adversity provides an opportunity for growth—but this growth won’t happen unless you challenge yourself. Ask yourself difficult questions like:

  • How can I become more resilient?

  • What would I do if I were fearless?

When you push yourself out of your comfort zone, you’ll identify areas where you need to improve and take steps towards becoming stronger and more capable than ever before. This will also help with your 2023 goals.

Surround Yourself with Supportive People

Strong relationships are the foundation of resilience. If you want to overcome adversity, then it’s important to surround yourself with people who support and believe in your dreams. This could include friends, family members, mentors, colleagues—anyone who makes it their mission to encourage and cheer you on.

Not only will these individuals provide valuable insight when times are tough, but they may also be able to help connect you with additional resources that could help further your goals.


Adversity may seem challenging at first glance, but with the right strategies in place, it doesn’t have to hold us back from achieving our dreams. By taking stock of our resources, challenging ourselves for growth opportunities, and surrounding ourselves with supportive people, we can develop the skills necessary for success in 2023 and beyond!

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