What makes us stronger?

What makes us stronger?

Friedrich Nietzsche said: What doesn't kill me makes me stronger. This quote has become a favorite of many people. Because it sounds romantic, taken out of context and misinterpreted. Nietzsche had in mind solely and only the Superhuman, the evolutionary stage he invented, which would supposedly follow the "homo sapiens" stage. The author of the quote did not bestow superpowers on any ordinary person, nor did he ever claim that constant hardship could make any of us stronger.
Modern science proves it. And any relevant movement based on scientific evidence (e.g., body positivity) can easily disprove the "struggle builds strength" thesis. Constant struggle and the strain of resources associated with it does not strengthen a person, but rather exhausts him.

And what will strengthen, if not the struggle? Let's look at some statistics. Popularization of financial literacy lessons yielded results, and by 2021, 15 million Russians entered the stock market. 15 million newcomers who had not experienced a single crisis yet. What are some of them doing now? Leaving. Giving up. Panicking, being disappointed. What they hear from the experts is: go away. Sell your assets, the stock market is not for you. It is for someone who knows how to wait. For someone who will draw conclusions, find their mistakes, redefine their goal and restructure their strategy. Such a person will survive the crisis - and there will be nothing more to fear. As history shows, any crisis tends to end, but the economy does not collapse, and business continues to grow. Oddly enough, there are times when the best strategy is inaction. Periods of activity and periods of inactivity should alternate, focusing on the current situation, and the ability to wait is crucial, especially when participating in several investment projects.

For example, for the investors of SOLARGROUP the period of relative slackness on the contrary ends, the period of active measures begins, connected with the growing demand for the project, and you should not miss it. Since the company is constantly developing and implementing new tools that allow not to reduce the project pace under the current conditions, and for the investors, both new and those who have long been in the project - to keep and multiply the profits.

Each of us has external resources and inner resources. Most people are focused on the external: their assets, their job, their business, their status, etc. For example, a person makes an investment for the first time and is plunged into a state of stress: being afraid of having made a mistake, of being tricked - and anticipating just that. And at the first difficulties they give up and panic, their inner resources are exhausted by stress. They might not even have known that their inner resources directly depend on their external ones. And the crisis is perceived not as a stage that can teach them something and take them to the next level, but as a collapse, as a confirmation of their fears.

It is no coincidence that we are now beginning to talk about how to respond to criticism, how to acquire useful business habits, and how to maintain efficiency. This is what will allow everyone to bolster their inner resources - and give them the strength to fight for the external ones. The strategy of "inactivity" that the experts talk about does not mean lying on the couch and contemplating the ceiling. It always refers to active inaction: what you manage to do for yourself (to strengthen your inner resources) while you "do nothing" determines whether you will be able to acquire and strengthen your external resources when you are strong enough to act.

So the answer to the question "what makes us stronger" is roughly the following: we ourselves and diversification make us stronger. Diversification is a strategy aimed at long-term results, in which an investor learns to reallocate their resources and wait. That is, to act and to do nothing for your own benefit.