Explore the value of Overcoming
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.
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.
Richard David Bach
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
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.
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.
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
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’
It Came Through His ThroatSubmitted by Rosalie Cushman
I know the 4th of July is well past. Over. Caput, as they say. Early on I'd wanted to write about maybe the parade, a barbecue, fireworks, face-painting possibly. While those are all fun topics, they left me wanting. Maybe it's my age. Or the era. Or, or, or. Something else kept coming up. Yes, the idea of...
My Rebirth After My Traumatic HeartacheSubmitted by Dalia
To say that I got burnt, would be an understatement. After many heartbreaks, I meet the man who I considered to be the love of my life and best friend. I truly believed all the heartbreaks in the past had happened to lead me to him. We get engaged and I’m on cloud nine. A wedding date was set, dress paid for,...
Fighting ScoliosisSubmitted by
When I was twelve years old, I discovered I had idiopathic scoliosis. The x-Rays showed that I had an S shaped spine. The largest curve was fifty degrees; the smallest was thirty-five. For two years, I went to a chiropractor near my home town three times a week for two hours each day. Before the two years were...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Overcoming’
Mary Ann UmbelSubmitted by Yolanda Michelle Harman
I am not certain that I can sum this up in 500 words of less but Mary Ann Umbel is an extraordinary woman who, having suffered the loss of her only son (2 daughters survive) in a tragic golf cart accident, turned the horrible loss into a passion for helping others. Despite the ongoing heartache of losing Timmy,...
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.
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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SPREAD YOUR WINGS
CLASS AND GRACE
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
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