Adversity Quotient

An overview of the 12th Principle of Orrin Woodward's book Resolved.

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1. Takeaway

1.1. Adversity Quotient is the ability to endure pain on the path towards purpose and it is developed by learning the relationships between the resolutions

2. AQ Requires:

2.1. Focus on purpose

2.1.1. Unwavering character

2.1.1.1. Great attitude

2.1.1.1.1. Vision

3. How to overcome

3.1. 2 chronicles 15:7

3.1.1. Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.

3.1.1.1. With Strength

3.2. 2 Corinthians 1:4

3.2.1. Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

3.2.1.1. By comforting others

3.3. Philippians 4:12-13

3.3.1. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

3.3.1.1. By giving it to God

3.3.1.1.1. With Balance

3.4. Joshua 1:9

3.4.1. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

3.4.1.1. With courage

4. Why overcome?

4.1. James 1:2-4

4.1.1. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

4.2. 1 Peter 4:12-13

4.2.1. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

4.3. 1 Peter 4:1

4.3.1. Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

4.4. Revelation 3:21

4.4.1. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

4.5. James 1:12-15

4.5.1. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

4.6. Peace

4.6.1. Joy

4.6.1.1. overcoming sin nature

4.6.1.1.1. sit next to God

5. Compromises to avoid

5.1. Learned Helplessness

5.1.1. (Believing what we do doesn't matter)

5.1.1.1. Leads to hopelessness

5.1.1.1.1. Leads to despair

5.2. Improper response to pain

5.2.1. Humans give up what they want most for what they want now.

5.2.1.1. Elephant always wins

5.2.1.1.1. Leaders must endure pain in a culture that encourages the avoidance of pain

5.2.1.2. The Slight Edge

6. AQ is IQxEQxWQ

6.1. Combo of mental and emotional intelligence used for one to have the ability to endure the challenges of life

6.1.1. AQ leads to perseverance in overcoming obstacles and set backs

6.1.1.1. Obstacles pain that prevents progress

6.1.1.1.1. Pain is overcome by focusing on purpose

6.1.1.2. Set backs - pain that moves one away from one's goal.

6.2. AQ only happens when you align heart, mind and will.

6.3. Plan, Obey, Trust

6.3.1. IQ

6.3.1.1. Plan based on pattern recognition

6.3.2. WQ

6.3.2.1. Integrity to follow thru when we don't feel like it

6.3.2.1.1. Commitment bucket

6.3.3. EQ

6.3.3.1. Eq is slowing down the reaction process to allow the mind to participate

6.4. A person with high AQ refuses to compromise on personal and professional excellence no matter how difficult the obstacles are

6.4.1. Quitting admits that you are the victim... that is too painful for people with high AQ

7. AQ tells you how well you withstand adversity and your ability to surmount it

7.1. Predicts who will overcome adversity and who will be crushed

7.1.1. Predicts who will exceed expectations of their performance and potential and who will fall short

7.1.1.1. Predicts who gives up and who fails

7.1.1.1.1. AQ strengthens perseverance which is needed more during this time of faithless complacency without purpose!