Adversity Breeds Character
"Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity."
- Lou Holtz
You are judged and remembered by how you respond in your moments of adversity, exhaustion, or greatest trial. These are the moments when your "true self" should be shown.
Overcoming adversity is as much a part of life as eating or sleeping. However, how you deal with adversity tells more about you as a person than almost anything else you could do.
We expect to see the real you when you are facing an ethical dilemma, when you thought no one was looking, when a deadline is starring you straight in the face, when you are losing a competition, or when you are simply overwhelmed.
What a great opportunity to show who you really are and defy the norms. They expect you to crack or give in. Instead, use these moments as a way to show your "true self" by being honest and transparent.