Explore the value of Overcoming
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.
Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
Trials, temptations, disappointments -- all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fiber of character but strengthen it...Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
When we face the worst that can happen in any situation, we grow. When circumstances are at their worst, we can find our best.
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.
I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot...and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that's precisely why I succeed.
In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
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
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Personal Stories About ‘Overcoming’
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...
Learning To ThriveSubmitted by Haylee
“Learning to Thrive” I was slumped over the passenger's seat, weaving to the car's sudden swerves and turns as if I were on some sailboat fighting a stormy sea. Nausea gripped my throat. My body was too heavy, my arms anchored to the leather seat. The car was speeding out of control. My eyelids flickered...
Yes We CanSubmitted by Anonymous
I am Amadu Lamrana Bah, from Sierra Leone, and am 20 years old. I suffered a lot during the civil war in my country Sierra Leone. My father was killed and my elder sister was abducted and later died in the hands of the rebels. I was left with my mother and my younger brother who is not attending school because my...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Overcoming’
Steve SSubmitted by Bill Saling
My son, Steve was diagnosed with ALS in 2006 at the age of 38. He was a practicing landscape architect working in Boston. Upon his diagnosis he began to research ALS and the likely progression of the disease. ALS has no known cause, no treatment and no cure. Doctors informed Steve he had 3 to 5 years to live....
Marcus TSubmitted by
Marcus was injured in a skiing accident when he was in his early 20's. He has been completely paralyzed from the neck down since this accident. Marcus with the help of his wife, Anne, learned to paint beautiful paintings by holding the paint brush in his mouth. His paintings are incredible and he is fascinating...
Bethany HSubmitted by Mikayla
Bethany is my hero. She had an amazing life, an amazing family, and an amazing talent... and then this was taken from her. One split second, and her life was changed forever. She could have boiled in anger and left her talent sitting in the sand. But instead, she showed the entire world that nothing can get in...
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
DO THY BEST
CLASS AND GRACE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DO YOUR PART
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
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