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.
Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
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.
Joshua J. Marine
When we do face the difficult times, we need to remember that circumstances don’t make a person, they reveal a person.
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.
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.
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.
When we face the worst that can happen in any situation, we grow. When circumstances are at their worst, we can find our best.
Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.
Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay]
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Personal Stories About ‘Overcoming’
My Therapist Saved My LifeSubmitted by Alice
In 2005 I was unexpectedly left by my husband of 27 years, due to his being in a cruel cult. My life was in a turmoil. I felt so sad and lost. There was nowhere that I fit in, as I had also belonged to that cult. They threw me out, and had told my then husband to leave me. There is no way to explain such a...
Little Miss MarySubmitted by Anonymous
A family friend sent me an email one day about this little girl, Little Miss Mary. The letter said that she was on the list for a lung transplant and requested help from the e-mail's recipients. The email was sent to many people who, when they read it, took action. Mary and her family received cards, toys,...
Afghan DilemmaSubmitted by Jonathan
AFGHAN DILEMMA I sat in the back row of the rusty, creaking Japanese minibus as we bounced our way across the bleak Afghan desert from Kandahar to Kabul. In front of and next to me, their heads brushing the roof, were seven Afghan tribesmen, complete with ancient carbines and crossed bandoliers. They...
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.
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...
David SSubmitted by Olivia
My hero is my brother David. He is my hero because during high school he was able to overcome much adversity. He had friends whom he thought were his friends, but would make fun of him to the point where he did not feel welcome anymore. At this time I was going to youth group at our church and he wasn't so I...
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
CLASS AND GRACE
DO YOUR PART
DO THY BEST
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
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