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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.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.
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.
John R. Wooden
Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know “why” I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way and some of the roads weren’t paved.
Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
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Personal Stories About ‘Rising Above’
Sunshine On A Rainy DaySubmitted by Anonymous
Have you ever had a day when everything seemed to go wrong, and nothing seemed to go right? Not too long ago I was having one of those days. I was discouraged, weary, and plain sad. My focus was on me, me, me. After all, no one else was experiencing the same trials I was. I expressed my downcast state to my...
Becomming Whole AgainSubmitted by Anonymous
We all have our own story filled with chapters about people and events unique to us and I will never forget where my life story took a sudden change of course and brought about my most life altering events with people I'll never forget. I had a routine operation on my knee go wrong and developed a life...
Life Goes OnSubmitted by Anonymous
I am a 20 year old boy and a student of Ateneo de Naga University, Pillipines. I had a fracture in my left arm while playing skateboard in a skate park. My family is not rich but spent 70 thousand philipine peso working abroad to pay for my medical bills. When I had that accident I thought that my life would...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Rising Above’
Lainie FSubmitted by Gloria Clark
Lainie does so many good things for her animals on her horse rescue farm. Day in and day out she is out there with these horses and other animals providing them the love and attention that they have never received from previous owners. Lainie gets these animals ready for adoption, she makes no profit form...
Emily HSubmitted by Emily
Emily, a 13 year old girl, was rushed into a surgery at UVA children's hospital when she was told that she had a massive ovarian cyst. Emily a passionate athlete was not allowed to play any sports but still watched friends and family play all the time. She says, "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."
Monique LSubmitted by Katie Sonntag
Monique Lamoureux is my hero because she has achieved many things that I strive to do later in life. She has played Division 1 hockey in college and now plays on the national team and will play in the Olympics. For that reason, she is my hero and role model for my goals.
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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