adversity brings with it the seed of an
equivalent advantage". Napoleon Hill said this in his
"Think and Grow Rich".
Over the years I have misquoted this as "Every adversity carries
it the seed of equivalent benefit". Regardless of how you say it
message is the same, if you look for good in adversity you will find it.
This has been one of my favorite sayings over the years and it rings
true in my
life. Each time adversity has overtaken me, things got better. An
when I lost my job I started my own business. When business got
discovered selling on eBay. I then made my full time living on
Just when my eBay business really got going my rental landlord
doubled my rent. That was difficult to take. My wife and I looked
situation and asked ourselves, "where would we really like to
live". We lived in a hot area where temperatures got up over 100
in the summer. We decided we'd like to live at the beach. We moved
within a mile of the Pacific Ocean. Eventually we moved within five
the beach. Each morning was started with a walk on the beach.
Even the death of my mother contained a seed of
equivalent benefit. She
was 92 when she died, so it was her time. She left me a small
solved a number of my financial problems at the time. Although I
to lose my mother, her final gift to me improved my life.
If you stop and look at every adversity, carefully analyze it, and look
what might be good in it you may be surprised. It could be that
problem you had is now an opportunity.
If you make a habit of looking for the good in life there's a good
she'll find it. I guess another way of saying this is, "Every cloud has
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