Adversity doesn't have to negatively alter your life. There is an art to overcoming adversity. By using the three keys defined in this article, you can view adversity in a whole new light that includes gratitude for the experience. Key #1: Look at adversity as a temporary circumstance—not a permanent reality. Key #2: Condition yourself to see value first, rather than pain and hurt. Key #3: See through adversity—don't stare at it! Finally, don't let adversity tell you what it will do to your life; tell adversity what you will take from it that will benefit you and help you tap into your own greatness.