THERE’S AN OLD adage – “Let me fall if I must fall. The one I become will catch me”.
When we’re going through the swamp, we forget we can grow because of it.
After a traumatic event, half of all people report at least one positive change (compared with 15% who develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
Personal growth after trauma can take five different forms – finding personal strength, gaining appreciation, forming deeper relationships, discovering more meaning in life, and seeing new possibilities.
Some people say after a trauma “The little things don’t stress me out now” or “I’m so grateful for what I DO have”.
So, if you’re going through trauma – in the markets, or personally – look for the lesson.
It might just change your views about your future.
And you’ll know if this applies to you… but here’s a beautiful quote by Victor Frankl – “Suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds meaning”.