Explore the value of Overcoming
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
You've failed many times, although you may not remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim, didn't you? Did you hit the ball the first time you swung a bat? Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times, but he also hit 714 home runs. Don't worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don't try.
When we face the worst that can happen in any situation, we grow. When circumstances are at their worst, we can find our best.
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.
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.
The greatest and most important problems in life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They can never be solved, but only outgrown.
Carl Gustav Jung
E. Joseph Cossman
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Personal Stories About ‘Overcoming’
My Here: Nancy PerezSubmitted by Julia
My hero: Nancy Perez My sister and my mom are kinda alike. They both are struggling to raise kids by themselves. My sister got pregnant at an early age. Before she got pregnant she dropped out of high school. Then she kinda pushed my mom away. “Mom, I don’t really need...
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...
She Still Inspires MeSubmitted by soma bose
It was 1978, I was of 10 years old and used to stay in Calcutta, I could not forget that year as this city faced a disaster that year, flood in Ganges river hampered the normal city life, our school remained closed, one of school friends named Sandhya used to stay in ...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Overcoming’
Brittany GuarinoSubmitted by Gerard Guarino
Brittany is 23 years old, non-verbal and Autistic, she needs 24/7 care. Brittany is doing an EPIC journey of walking 500+ miles for Autism awareness. She is walking the El Camino or the Way of St. James in Spain. The walk is dedicated to one of Brittany's caregivers. The caregiver was her cousin Michael, was...
Justine TSubmitted by Ms Pete Tefertiller-Bassett
My beautiful granddaughter, Justine, born nine weeks early and diagnosed with Cerebral Paley. Struggles to get around home with adult help--to walk up and down stairs to get to her room and to school or out into the world, uses a reversal walker--can be seen walking around Ben Lomond High Track--and uses a...
Gladys SSubmitted by Summer
My mother is a breast cancer survivor, overcame any obstacles that came into her life, and had the strength to raise her four children on her own. She has all the characteristics of a hero: strength, courage, and determination.
Explore Another Value
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
DO THY BEST
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
DO YOUR PART
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
CLASS AND GRACE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
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