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Archive: November 14, 2010 - November 20, 2010

Oh, come on!

Your ability to cope is based on how you have interpreted what's happened to you, what you value most and your born-in mental mix, not simply the problems you did or did not have in your life.

By Garrison Wynn | November 15, 2010; 4:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Blessings in disguise

When we have a setback, we have the choice of deciding if it will be a pause in our life's story, or the end of our pursuit of success.

By Willie Jolley | November 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Courageous women

How do people, like many of my students, prevail against long odds? They're determined to succeed, and believe they can. They ask for help. And they don't let setbacks turn into backsliding.

By Patricia McGuire | November 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

Hit the reset button

Humans are wonderfully adaptable. Those of us who have had major setbacks know that we've been through it before and survived. Thus, we are mentally stronger.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | November 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

My ABC's

My ABC's -- Adversity, Belief, and Courage -- have helped me to develop a psychological immune system to overcome just about every challenge I've ever faced.

By Tynesia Boyea-Robinson | November 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Adversity's advantage

Knowing you can survive serious setbacks can bolster confidence and courage. People who have had to confront terrible loss are more skeptical about conventional wisdom. And they have a much better sense of priorities.

By Nell Minow | November 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Then what?

When faced with adversity, one person rises to the occasion while the other is beaten down. It all comes down to how you frame your life circumstances.

By Seth Kahan | November 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

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