Explore the value of Overcoming
Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
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.
And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear, but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.
Joshua J. Marine
Our attitude towards what has happened to us in life is the important thing to recognize. Once hopeless, my life is now hope-full, but it did not happen overnight. The last of human freedoms, to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, is to choose one's own way.
No soul that aspires can ever fail to rise; no heart that loves can ever be abandoned. Difficulties exist only that in overcoming them we may grow strong, and they who have suffered are able to save.
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.
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Personal Stories About ‘Overcoming’
Things Will Always Get BetterSubmitted by Colby Hardison
My troubles started when I was 6. My mother was taking a babysitter home, my brother and I were riding with them. We had to cross a railroad track to get to the babysitters house. The tracks were mis-marked and the train didn't blow its horn, and ended up dragging our car a half mile down the track. My 3 year old...
The Obstacle That Changed My LifeSubmitted by Bianca
I was diagnosed with moderately-severe ADD and a verbal communicating learning disability at a very young age. School was hard for me and I was always unable to concentrate and express myself verbally. When I entered high school, I got involved with my school's FFA chapter. FFA is a youth organization designed...
Know Your WorthSubmitted by D.
I was 17 when I met a guy, I thought he was the best thing that ever happen to me, we dated for 3 years and I became pregnant with a beautiful baby girl, the guy and I was on and off he then started to change he cheated on me while I was pregnant stressing me out hurting me emotionally and physically, he started...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Overcoming’
Marcus TSubmitted by Judy Duarte
Marcus Thomas inspires people to be better than they are. He has no feeling below his shoulders, yet he is a gifted artist who holds the brush in his mouth. His artwork brings God's creations into sharp focus. He gives 100% to his calling and is cheerful and upbeat through it all.
Tyler ASubmitted by Justin Gatens
Tyler, from birth, has had a really hard battle with life because he was born with one kidney. However, he overcame having one kidney and started for the Buffalo Bison's football & basketball teams. He is always a lot of fun to be around. He is the heart and soul of the Bison basketball team. He has also achieved...
Michael Oher OSubmitted by Mia
Michael Oher is an All-American football left tackle for the Baltimore Ravens. His mother and 6 brothers and sisters lived in gang-stricken Hurt Village. Sometimes he and his brothers and sisters would be locked out of their own house when their mother was on crack which was a lot of the time. Being dragged...
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LIVE YOUR DREAMS
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
CLASS AND GRACE
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