The night before my amputation, my former basketball coach brought me a magazine with an article on an amputee who ran in the New York Marathon. It was then I decided to meet this new challenge head on and not only overcome my disability, but conquer it in such a way that I could never look back and say it disabled me.— Terry Fox
Provocative Overcoming Challenges quotations
The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.
The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.
Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Success - See your goal; Understand the obstacles; Create a positive mental picture; Clear your mind of self doubt; Embrace the challenge; Stay on track; Show the world you can do it!
Achievers are resolute in their goals and driven by determination.
Discouragement is temporary, obstacles are overcome, and doubt is defeated, yielding to personal victory. You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals. Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
Having a dream is what keeps you alive. Overcoming the challenges makes life worth living.
Cows run away from the storm while the buffalo charges toward it - and gets through it quicker. Whenever I’m confronted with a tough challenge, I do not prolong the torment, I become the buffalo.
Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.
The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us
The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings.
It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
Strength shows, not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.
The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome.
All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten them, but to challenge them.
Relish the challenge of overcoming difficulties that would crush ordinary men...learn to suffer.
No matter how difficult the challenge, when we spread our wings of faith and allow the winds of God's spirit to lift us, no obstacle is too great to overcome.
Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.
It's good to be challenged, to keep moving forward, and keep being inspired and scared. I feel like, if you're not afraid of something, you shouldn't do it. If you're just coasting through things, what's the point? You're not learning.
When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.
That’s what this storm’s all about.
In modeling, my height was a big challenge to overcome, because I was pretty much the shortest girl on the runway whenever I was doing the catwalk. The clothes didn't fit and the shoes didn't fit. It was an issue, but luckily, it didn't prevent me from working.
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Two heads are definitely better than one and by sourcing ideas from each other, you have a better chance of coming up with a strategy that will allow your business to overcome a setback or challenge.
Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls aren't there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show us how badly we want things.
The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough.
They are there to stop the other people!
A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.
Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.
Every negative event contains within it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way.
You can't just accept the ones you like.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Avoiding problems you need to face is avoiding the life you need to live.
Problems form an important part of our lives.
They are placed in our path for us to overcome them, not to be overcome by them. We must master them, not let them master us. Every time we overcome a challenge, we grow in experience, in self assuredness, and in faith.
You don't overcome challenges by making them smaller but by making yourself bigger.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.
It isn't the mountains that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.
I do care a great deal about the environment but my real work and my greatest challenge is trying to overcome deceits that end up jeopardizing public health and safety.
If you are doing what you love then you're doing what is right.
Desire and passion resonate with your body, mind and soul. When you're passionate you don't question, judge, criticize, second-guess, or doubt. It's that passion that will fuel the fire to overcome challenges.
Don't be afraid to take on big challenges They give the best rewards.
You don't become enormously successful without encountering and overcoming a number of extremely challenging problems.
Karate is not about winning over others.
It is about winning over one's self. Ultimately, the most challenging opponents we face reside from within - our hang-ups, our insecurities, our prejudices. Overcome these and you will have truly won.
If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.
If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.
Obstacles can't stop you. Problems can't stop you. Most of all, other people can't stop you. Only you can stop you.
Throughout the journey of my life, I have maintained a strong faith in the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity. I deeply believe in one's own positive will to overcome even the most daunting challenges.
Brick walls are there for a reason. They give us a chance to show how badly we want