Friday, May 17, 2013

Storyteller's Journey

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Conquering Challenges

For those of you who have followed my blog for some time, you know that in the past I featured quotes on Sundays. However, since discontinuing that practice I have realized how much I miss researching awesome quotes. I thought I'd feature a few awesome quotes on the subject of conquering challenges, since that is a topic with which everyone can relate. Here we go...

The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.
Bette Davis

The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They're there to stop the other people.
Randy Pausch

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience, but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.
Martin Luther King

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy

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

I've learned that success comes in a prickly package. Whether you choose to accept it or not is up to you. It's what you choose to do with it, the people you choose to surround yourself with. Always choose people that are better than you. Always choose people that challenge you and are smarter  than you. Always be the student. Once you find yourself to be the teacher, you've lost it.
Sandra Bullock

Accept challenges, so that you many feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton

It is not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again.
Vince Lombardi

Life is  either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Helen Keller

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  1. Love the quote by Marin Luther King But I have to disagree with Sandra Bullock (hard though that is to do because I quite like her) We do need to look for mentors and people we care about, but if we expect people who are 'better than us' to take the time to teach us then we should do the same for others. Life is all about give and take and we should help those who are behind us on the journey, just as we accept help from others ahead of us on the journey. Besides, you can learn a lot from teaching.

    1. Great point about remembering to give back to others. Thanks, Sara - have a great weekend!