Challenges Quotes

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Paulo Coelho
“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.”
Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

Randy Pausch
“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.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Helen Keller
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
Helen Keller, The Open Door

Robert A. Heinlein
“Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.”
Robert A. Heinlein

Shannon L. Alder
“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.”
Shannon L. Alder

Louisa May Alcott
“I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Seneca
“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

T.S. Eliot
“If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?”
T.S. Eliot

Libba Bray
“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?”
Libba Bray, Rebel Angels

C. JoyBell C.
“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.”
C. JoyBell C.

Helen Keller
“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.”
Helen Keller, The Open Door

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

Steve Maraboli
“Happiness is not the absence of problems; it's the ability to deal with them.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Be the kind of person who dares to face life's challenges and overcome them rather than dodging them.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

Ruta Sepetys
“Per aspera ad astra, Papa,' I whispered. Through hardship to the stars.”
Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea

Steve Maraboli
“Don't give up! It's not over. The universe is balanced. Every set-back bears with it the seeds of a come-back.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Amit Ray
“Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it.”
Amit Ray, World Peace: The Voice of a Mountain Bird

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
“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.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Ray A. Davis
“A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.”
Ray A. Davis

Richelle E. Goodrich
“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.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

Israelmore Ayivor
“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.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Dalai Lama XIV
“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.”
Dalai Lama XIV

Steve Maraboli
“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.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Criss Jami
“Thunderstorms are as much our friends as the sunshine.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Barbara Marciniak
“Sometimes the darkest challenges, the most difficult lessons, hold the greates gems of light.”
Barbara Marciniak, Family of Light: Pleiadian Tales and Lessons in Living

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

Jim Stovall
“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.”
Jim Stovall, The Ultimate Gift

Steve Goodier
“Those who overcome great challenges will be changed, and often in unexpected ways. For our struggles enter our lives as unwelcome guests, but they bring valuable gifts. And once the pain subsides, the gifts remain. These gifts are life's true treasures, bought at great price, but cannot be acquired in any other way.”
Steve Goodier

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

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