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Rising Above Quotations
Success is not just the crowning moment, the spiking of the ball in the end zone or the raising of the flag on the summit. It is the whole process of reaching for a goal and, sometimes, it begins with failure.
People can do whatever they want if they just set their heart to it, and just never give up, and just go out there and do it.
My whole life I've been telling myself, 'don't be afraid'. And it is only now that I'm realizing how stupid that is. Don't be afraid. Like saying, 'don't move out of the way when someone tries to punch you' or 'don't flinch at the heat of fire' or 'don't blink'. Don't be human. I'm afraid and you're afraid and we're all always going to be afraid, because that's the point. What I should be telling myself is 'be afraid, but do it anyway'. Live anyway.
If a good person does you wrong, act as though you had not noticed it. They will make note of this and not remain in your debt long.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is merely the comparison of one state to the other. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.
When it rains, most birds head for shelter; the Eagle is the only bird that, in order to avoid the rain, starts flying above the cloud.
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Personal Stories About ‘Rising Above’
Courage And MeSubmitted by Anonymous
When I was 17 I had a near fatal accident in my home state, Nigeria. That was the start of 11 long years of struggling with dependency, painful and agonizing surgeries, long hospital stays, inconvenient casts, metal plates and heavy metal rings, heart ache, hurt, anger, and helplessness. I had 4 long surgeries in...
An Actors Life For Me.Submitted by Sue Rowe
All my life I wanted to be an actress. When I got married I ended up in a not so healthy situation... it took me 13 years to realize that I was important. My dreams and who I was mattered and no one can take that away from me. If I did not have acting during this time I may have ended my life through the deep...
"Rising Above" As If Written By Dani JohnsonSubmitted by Jedediah
First of all, my name is Dani Johnson, and I grew up in a home filled with drugs, violence, abuse that varies, rape, and poverty. Now, I am a multimillionaire; but before my success, “I was a fat cocktail waitress, with what seemed like no hope or future.” As a child, my step father would sexually, verbally, and...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Rising Above’
Suzy HSubmitted by Lauren Hunt
My mom was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when I was four years old. The doctor who discovered it told her it was progressing rapidly, and that she could be in a wheelchair in one to three months. Another told her she had a mild condition, and may go years before experiencing any symptoms. She was terrified,...
Karyl BSubmitted by Carla Snellen
My hero, Karyl, is someone I've met in person only once. In August 7, 1996 her only daughter, Arlyn, died by suicide. She was 18 years old. Rather than become bitter and stay withdrawn, fearful, and angry, Karyl became a warrior. In the years since Arlyn's death, Karyl (and husband, Ron) has worked...
Steve BSubmitted by Benjamin Summers
Steve B has risen above any obstacles in his path! After his helicopter was shot down, he ran back to rescue a fellow Marine from the burning rubble. He received two Purple Hearts, 18 Air Medals, and the Navy Commendation Medal for Heroism! After his military career ended, he Rose Above on marathons and...
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Regarding comment:Reach out beyond the storm and you will always feel the warmth of the sun
M J, Pa
Reach out beyond the storm and you will always feel the warmth of the sun; help others experience a better life helps us respect our blessings. Stay humble.
Crystal Bleu, Pennsylvania
Helping to rid homelessness and crime in neighborhoods across the country.
Steven B., San Francisco, California