Overcoming Obstacles

It’s when you run away that you’re most liable to stumble.
Casey Robinson

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward

The impossible is often the untried.
Jim Goodwin

It is better to light a candle than to complain about the darkness.
R. Herzog

Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F.Kennedy

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

Don’t judge those who try and fail, judge those who fail to try.
Unknown I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life-it goes on.
Robert Frost

One who makes no mistakes never makes anything.
Unknown Let the past drift away with the water.
Japanese Saying

Obstacles are what we see when we take our eyes off of the goal.
Crossman History had demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heart-breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
B.C. Forbes

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
Helen Keller

Character cannot be developed in peace and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision be cleared, ambition insured and success achieved.
Helen Keller

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.
Japanese proverb We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
Benjamin Franklin

The sturdiest tree is not found in the shelter of the forest but high upon some rocky crag, where its daily battle with the elements shapes it into a thing of beauty.

Enjoy what you can; endure what you must.
Goethe Thank God for the iron in the blood of our fathers.
Theodore Roosevelt

There’s no thrill in easy sailing,
When the sky is clear and blue.
There’s no joy in merely doing
Things which anyone can do.
But there is some fulfillment
That is mighty sweet to take,
When you reach a destination,
You thought you couldn’t make.
Unknown When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Be patient and you will finally win, for a soft tongue can break hard bones.
Proverbs 28:13

Long-range goals keep you from being frustrated by short-term failures.

Little drops of water wear down big stones.
Russian Proverb The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Miyamoto Musashi

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Unknown I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position one has reached in life as by the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington

These difficulties are intended for us to become better not bitter