Explore the value of Overcoming
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'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.
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.
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
George S. Patton
E. Joseph Cossman
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.
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
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Personal Stories About ‘Overcoming’
Finding Out The TruthSubmitted by Charmaine
For the last 22 years of my life I always questioned why I was so different from my family and cousins. My childhood days were difficult because I endlessly kept searching for love and acceptance. I felt lonely at school so I would try to make friends who would love me for the way I am, but still had trouble...
Food In The World Of UnemploymentSubmitted by Anonymous
Nearly a year ago now, I had been unemployed for three months. No income, no food! A mother and her 11 year old daughter. My landlady decided to make a commitment to us. She said, "I will not let you go without until you are settled again"! I did not know this woman personally and she had no reason to help...
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’
Justine TSubmitted by Ms Pete Tefertiller-Bassett
My beautiful granddaughter, Justine, born nine weeks early and diagnosed with Cerebral Paley. Struggles to get around home with adult help--to walk up and down stairs to get to her room and to school or out into the world, uses a reversal walker--can be seen walking around Ben Lomond High Track--and uses a...
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,...
Steve SSubmitted by Bill Saling
My son, Steve was diagnosed with ALS in 2006 at the age of 38. He was a practicing landscape architect working in Boston. Upon his diagnosis he began to research ALS and the likely progression of the disease. ALS has no known cause, no treatment and no cure. Doctors informed Steve he had 3 to 5 years to live....
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DO YOUR PART
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