The Adversity Advantage
IN THIS SUMMARY
In The Adversity Advantage, authors Paul Stoltz and Erik Weihenmayer use the metaphor of the Seven Summits to represent the inspiration and challenge inherent in harnessing adversity. At each Summit, the authors provide exercises, information, and strategies to help individuals better understand adversity and utilize it for their benefit.
This metaphor is close to heart for Weihenmayer, a living embodiment of harnessing adversity, who became the first blind individual to climb the seven highest mountain peaks on the seven continents (the Seven Summits). Together, Stoltz and Weihenmayer capitalize on the uniqueness of their experiences and knowledge to present a captivating account of how to transform pain and suffering into growth and development.