Challenges Quotes


When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

Challenges    Change    Courage    Life

The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.

Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.

I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Little Women

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?

What if evil doesn't really exist? What if evil is something dreamed up by man, and there is nothing to struggle against except out own limitations? The constant battle between our will, our desires, and our choices?

Rebel Angels

Libba Bray

Rebel Angels

I have realized; it is during the times I am far outside my element that I experience myself the most. That I see and feel who I really am, the most! I think that's what a comet is like, you see, a comet is born in the outer realms of the universe! But it's only when it ventures too close to our sun or to other stars that it releases the blazing "tail" behind it and shoots brazen through the heavens! And meteors become sucked into our atmosphere before they burst like firecrackers and realize that they're shooting stars! That's why I enjoy taking myself out of my own element, my own comfort zone, and hurling myself out into the unknown. Because it's during those scary moments, those unsure steps taken, that I am able to see that I'm like a comet hitting a new atmosphere: suddenly I illuminate magnificently and fire dusts begin to fall off of me! I discover a smile I didn't know I had, I uncover a feeling that I didn't know existed in me... I see myself. I'm a shooting star. A meteor shower. But I'm not going to die out. I guess I'm more like a comet then. I'm just going to keep on coming back.

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

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Happiness is not the absence of problems; it's the ability to deal with them.

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.

Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.

Don't give up! It's not over. The universe is balanced. Every set-back bears with it the seeds of a come-back.

The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.

Contrary to what we usually believe, moments like these, the best moments in our lives, are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times—although such experiences can also be enjoyable, if we have worked hard to attain them. The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile. Optimal experience is thus something that we
make happen. For a child, it could be placing with trembling fingers the last blockon a tower she has built, higher than any she has built so far; for a swimmer, it could be trying to beat his own record; for a violinist, mastering an intricate musical passage. For each person there are thousands of opportunities, challenges to expand ourselves.

Well, if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome,

No one is without troubles, without personal hardships and genuine challenges.  That fact may not be obvious because most people don't advertise their woes and heartaches.  But nobody, not even the purest heart, escapes life without suffering battle scars.

A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.

Those who mistrust their own abilities are being too wicked to themselves, discouraging themselves from doing what they should have been excelling in. If you are good at discouraging yourself, you can't be a good leader because leadership is built on inspiring others to face challenges.

According to the moral absolutism that characterizes McCandless's beliefs, a challenge in which a successful outcome is assured isn't a challenge at all.

Into the Wild

Jon Krakauer on the Mayor of Hippie Cove

Into the Wild

I feel that we are often taken out of our comfort zones, pushed and shoved out of our nests, because if not, we would never know what we could do with our wings, we would never see the horizon and the sun setting on it, we would never know that there's something far better beyond where we are at the moment. It can hurt, but then later you say "thank you." I have been pushed and shoved and have fallen out and away, so very, very, many, many times! And others around me have not! But then, the others haven't seen what I have seen or felt what I have felt or been who I have been, they can't become what I have become. I am me.

To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.

Fortunate are those who take the first steps.

When you do what you love, the seemingly impossible becomes simply challenging, the laborious becomes purposeful resistance, the difficult loses its edge and is trampled by your progress.

Action    Challenges    Life    Love    Motivational    Progress    Purposeful

Thunderstorms are as much our friends as the sunshine.

Adversity    Challenges    Courage    Friendship    Life    Rain    Snow    Snowstorm    Snowstorms    Storm    Storms    Storms of life    Suffering    Sunshine    Thunder    Thunderstorm    Thunderstorms    Weather

Sometimes the darkest challenges, the most difficult lessons, hold the greates gems of light.

Always in the big woods when you leave familiar ground and step off alone into a new place there will be, along with the feelings of curiosity and excitement, a little nagging of dread. It is the ancient fear of the Unknown, and it is your first bond with the wilderness you are going into.

There are no negatives in life, only challenges to overcome that will make you stronger.

If we are not allowed to deal with small problems, we will be destroyed by slightly larger ones. When we come to understand this, we live our lives not avoiding problems, but welcoming them them as challenges that will strengthen us so that we can be victorious in the future.

You can't cling to the side your whole life, that one lesson every parent needs to teach a child is "If you don't want to sink, you better figure out how to swim

The Glass Castle

Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle

Changes are inevitable and not always controllable. What can be controlled is how you manage, react to and work through the change process.

It's strange how the simple things in life go on while we become difficult.

Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.

The things I carry are my thoughts. That's it. They are the only weight. My thoughts determine whether I am free and light or burdened.

If we don’t allow ourselves to experience joy and love, we will definitely miss out on filling our reservoir with what we need when. . . . hard things happen.

Challenges    Joy    Love    Resilience

Put up in a place
where it is easy to see
the cryptic admonishment
T.T.T
When you feel how depressingly
slowly you climb
it's well to remember that
Things Take Time.

The future will present insurmountable problems- only when we consider them insurmountable.

Трябва да се научиш да се браниш от стръмното! Гледаш: скала, препречена пред тебе, и спираш. А не знаеш, че скалата е също път. И то най-прекият и най-щедрият - ще те възнагради за усилието с най-красивата гледка, невидена от никого!

Its was one of those events which at a crucial stage in one's development arrive to challenge and stretch one to the limit of one's ability and beyond, so that thereafter one has a new standard by which to judge oneself.

Though we have rightly applauded our ancestors for their spiritual achievements (and do not and must not discount them now), those of us who prevail today will have done no small thing. The special spirits who have been reserved to live in this time of challenges and who overcome will one day be praised for their stamina by those who pulled handcarts.

Use what you've been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!

Quitting is never an option on the road to success. Find the way forward. If you have a positive mindset and are willing to persevere, there is little that is beyond your reach. The attitude of being ready to work even in the face of challenges and despite odds is what will make all the difference in your life.

Attitude    Challenges    Life    Mindset    Odds    Plan    Quitting    Quote    Quotes    Ready    Success

Challenges in life can either enrich you or poison you. You are the one who decides.

Challenges    Happiness    Life    Poison    Success

Getting a job scared her but she was determined not to shy away from risk. That’s what life’s all about. Climbing out onto the airplane wing and jumping off.

Challenges    Job    Life

The fall of one regime does not bring in a utopia. Rather, it opens the way for hard work and long efforts to build more just social, economic,and political relationships and the eradication of other forms of injustices and oppression.

I find it a challenge to cooperate in a society where it's considered moral to critique a résumé yet immoral to critique morality.

When you encounter obstacles, don’t turn your back on them. Face them, confront them and your will see them dissolving in front of your eyes.

Only those who never step, never stumble.

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