Explore the value of Overcoming
When we face the worst that can happen in any situation, we grow. When circumstances are at their worst, we can find our best.
Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have—life itself.
I've been motivated by overcoming challenge and overcoming the hurdles and obstacles that face me. There still is plenty out there to get motivated by.
When you get in 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
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they're meant to be.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.
Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it...If you have made mistakes, even serious mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
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Personal Stories About ‘Overcoming’
The Story Of BillSubmitted by Kathy Schmeadlap
It was a bitterly cold January evening in 2000, the end of a day Bill thought would never end. It had seemed like an exceptionally long day because the illness that he had been diagnosed with only a few weeks prior suddenly felt real to him. He had been in denial of this disease of Multiple Sclerosis. After all,...
His LoveSubmitted by Samantha
I am 19 and have already overcome many obstacles. When I turned 9, my problems began. My only friend would hit me, kick me, slap me, call me names. I got teased by my family as well, I was called fat and was avoided by my own brother and cousin for many years. I went on to have more friends, sadly they were also...
Overcoming AdhdSubmitted by Anonymous
First grade for most parents is where they spend maybe 10 minutes at the most spending time with their child teaching them how to read and helping with homework. My parents had to spend 3-4 hours with me. I had a difficult time paying attention and it was hard to think that I needed to get things done. Later on...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Overcoming’
Cheryl HSubmitted by Becca H.
I was 7 years old when my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time I had no idea what that meant. Just that she was very sick and there would be a lot of changes in our lives. She never let it keep her down though, basically as soon as it happened it ended. She went back to teaching her kindergarten...
Clara HughesSubmitted by Jennifer Gabriel
Winter sport? Summer sport? Clara Hughes is an athlete for all seasons. She’s one of the biggest stories to emerge in Canadian sports, and she’s not finished yet. A six-time Olympic medalist in cycling and speed skating; she’s the only athlete in history to win multiple medals in both Summer and Winter...
Beth and Nathan MSubmitted by Tammy
Beth and Nathan have been and continue to be persistent in finding, then implementing and following through with helps, treatments, and even cures for two of their four children that have a genetic disorder. This has been a 10 year process for the first son, who is cured now through a new child bone marrow...
Explore Another Value
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CLASS AND GRACE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
DO YOUR PART
DO THY BEST
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
i cant overcome my fears cause iam afraid to tell people the real me.
I have been struggling to overcome my problem with alcohol. I know that this is a problem many people deal with, it isn't an easy thing to do. It's not only a big part of our culture, but legal. Most of us start drinking before 21, so it becomes a way of life. I'm only 20 and I'm already trying to stop. I've realized that after you drink, your problems are still going to be there. My advice is find a group you can go to close to you, it really helps to know you're not the only one trying to be sober. And remember, take one day at a time. Worry about not drinking the present day, you only have 24 hours. Also stay away from places that will tempt you to drink. It may be hard, but trust me, it feels so good to get through another day without drinking. Know you're good enough to really be happy.
I am in a family who struggles , but at the end of the day ... We All Stay TOGETHER♥
Being a Grandmother who is raising a grandchild, overcoming the age gap is monumental. Especially when the child is 13. As each day passes, I have to overcome obstacles that I never thought I would have to do at the age of 70. Love, Patience, Kindness, Understanding is paramount however, willingness to give each day it's best is joy~!
Carolejane B, West Hartford, CT
jesse hale, kemp texas