Foundations Friday 13: Adversity Breeds Strength

Tough rolls in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Difficult conversations at work. Conflict at home. Balancing all of this as the U.S. and the world at large flounder between comfort and fear. Adversity has affected us all over the past year, and certainly longer or at other times for some of us. So how has it made us stronger?

Getting used to physical confrontation inoculates us to potentially violent situations by providing mental and physical skills to be ready, not fearful. Working through decisions, workloads and disagreements in the workplace make us better employees, teammates and leaders. Learning to navigate marriage and parenthood during normal times, let alone during a pandemic, provide us ways to better relate with those we want to spend our lives with and the children we’re responsible to keep safe and raise to be good humans.

LISTEN HERE – Foundations Friday 13: Adversity Breeds Strength

This Friday and every other day, appreciate the adversity you’ve been through on some level. If you haven’t faced adversity, find some. Do some push ups everyday for a week. Take a Jiu Jitsu intro class. Practice listening more and being ready to respond less. Be less adversity shy and more accepting of hardship as the anvil your strength will be forged on.

Thank you all for reading this, listening to the podcast and helping each other out there.

Stay safe, wash your hands and Godspeed,


Kevin Pannell, PMP | Creator & Host, ‘People, Process, Progress’ | Connect and subscribe at

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