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Thirty-Three Quotes on Facing Challenges

In life, we face challenges. It’s a normal part of living.

What truly makes the difference is how we deal with the challenges presented to us. Ultimately, our destiny lies within our own hands.

Making the decision to take responsibility for our destiny is the biggest challenge that lies before us.

Today’s article is all about motivating you to face challenges head on, and to persevere even in the presence of adversity!

Thirty-Three Quotes

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
– Henry Ford

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
– Michael Jordan

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

You can make mistakes, but you’re not a failure until you start blaming others for those mistakes.
– John Wooden

Life keeps throwing me stones. And I keep finding the diamonds.
– Ana Claudia Antunes

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
– William Arthur Ward

All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
– Helen Keller

We develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and obstacles.
– Stephen Covey

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.
– Francis of Assisi

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.
– Bernice Johnson Reagon

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
– Rabindranath Tagore

Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.
– Roger Crawford

Our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.
– Martin Luther King Jr.

Don’t just visualize success at the end. Visualize the process. Don’t just picture yourself winning. Picture the steps it takes to get there.
– Dean Bokhari

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
– Lou Holtz

If you’re going through hell, keep going.
– Winston Churchill

Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I built my life.
– J. K. Rowling

I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.
– Albert Einstein

We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
– Barbara De Angelis

Some people see a wall, and assume that’s the end of their journey. Others see it, and decide it’s just the beginning.
– Angeline Trevena

We acquire the strength we have overcome.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
– Ernest Hemmingway

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
– Molière

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
– Albert Einstein

Accept the presence of thorns, but let the rose inspire you.
– Steve Pavlina

There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.
– Michael Phelps

Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion.
– Muhammad Ali

When you meet obstacles with gratitude, your perception starts to shift, resistance loses its power, and grace finds a home within you.
– Oprah Winfrey

Most of our obstacles would melt away if instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
– Orison Sweet Marden

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
– Chinese Proverb

A new challenge keeps the brain kicking and the heart ticking.
– E. A. Bucchianeri

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
– Marcus Aurelius

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
– Christopher Reeve

Hopefully you find that these quotes inspire you to act even in the face of obstacles, and take a stand to make the most of this gift we call life!

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  1. I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.
    – Albert Einstein….one of my favorites.

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