Explore the value of Overcoming
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.
Richard David Bach
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.
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.
Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
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
When we face the worst that can happen in any situation, we grow. When circumstances are at their worst, we can find our best.
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Personal Stories About ‘Overcoming’
True FriendSubmitted by Anonymous
There is a boy I know who used to always get picked on. He was insulted, he was pushed around, and he was taunted by bullies. One day, he decided he couldn't take it anymore, and he wasn't scared. When the bullies came to pick on him, he wanted to stand up for himself. Then, one of the bullies was about to throw...
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...
Overcoming AdhdSubmitted by Anonymous
First grade for most parents is where they spend maybe 10 minutes at the most spending time with their child teaching them how to read and helping with homework. My parents had to spend 3-4 hours with me. I had a difficult time paying attention and it was hard to think that I needed to get things done. Later on...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Overcoming’
Latravis JonesSubmitted by Valerie
Was taken away outside his home by social workers without his parents knowing because of verbal and physical abuse only to be placed in a foster home of verbal abuse seeing the same things and experiencing the same thing. Got a job at age 13 (which was illegal) but the guy hired him because of his sincerity and...
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...
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...
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
DO YOUR PART
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
CLASS AND GRACE
DO THY BEST
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