The opportunities for growth and development are bounteous. Even in times of adversity and challenge great things can occur. Mostly it depends on one’s attitude and purpose
Just ask 2018 Nobel Prize winning economist Dr Paul Romer. He is of the opinion that "a crisis is a terrible thing to waste." Evidence suggests that good things can come out of extremely trying circumstances.
The thinking around the positive aspects of growth came in the 1990’s when, US-based psychologists Dr Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun, developed a concept called post-traumatic growth (PTG)—a variation of the more common PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. They researched the impact of trauma and the long-term outcomes following an impact on mental or emotional functioning.
The evidence showed that people did suffer post a traumatic event, but the unexpected outcome was that half to two thirds of PTSD patients experienced PTG and the ability to thrive after adversity. They honed down the indicators to produce ways to measure and monitor the possibility of positive results.